October Starlings

On the nearby wires, pylons and chimney pots the Starlings are starting to gather.

During the late afternoon their chattering and squabbling gets louder and louder.

Occasionally one will swoop down to drink from the pond, followed by more and more until the whole pond is alive with splashing. A car drives past and as quickly as they arrived they are back up on the wires.

By early evening they have all gone, probably to join thousands of others from the surrounding area, where they will roost together for the night.

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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. I am a keen amateur photographer using a Canon SX60 HS. 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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7 Responses to October Starlings

  1. Tony says:

    Red-listed beauties. If roosting on local farmland, i.e. in outbuildings or on-farm reedbeds or woodland, I think the farmers should be recognised (by payment perhaps) for helping to protect these birds, many of which come from Europe during winter.

    Kind Regards

    Tony

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    I love to see their murmurations!

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  3. I love the sound of squabling starlings!

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