The loud, constant chattering means the Starlings have arrived.

Over the past few weeks they have been gathering in a neighbour trees, but this particular evening the chattering and twittering was louder, together with the whoosh of wings and sudden pit pat of bird droppings indicated that the Starlings were very near.

Grabbing my camera I crept out in to the garden to find a huge number of Starlings congregating on a nearby pylon.

It was fascinating to watch as they squabbled for a position on the wire, some hanging upside down, others walking across the backs of the other Starlings, pecking and bickering to find a spot.

Every so often a large group would arrive causing more mayhem, then a group would be pushed off, circle and try to land again.

This carried on for around 20 minutes before a neighbours dog barked and in one giant black shadow, they all left.






About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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2 Responses to Starlings

  1. Tony says:

    Wow, and to think every one of those delightful birds is classified as Red-listed.

    Best Wishes

    Tony Powell and naturestimeline

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wow. That is a lot of birds.

    Liked by 1 person

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