Tuesday 2 February 2010

The sound of a hundred thousand wings beating

To continue with the bird theme.

We drove an hour and a half to watch the starling spectacle yesterday evening at Shapwick Heath.

Flocks a thousand strong joined together to make one massive flock that swooped and wheeled about the sky before disappearing to roost in the trees.

It was a quiet, wild place and all we could hear was the sound of thousands and thousands of wings beating the air.

It was a magical sight.

That probably doesn't show up too well on video, but ya gotta try!

This fellow seemed to be waiting for the show to begin too.

As the sun set, the birds disappeared and so did we along with all the other daft folk who drove into the middle of nowhere to watch a bunch of birds!

We did stop off on the way to see the starlings to make a cup of tea and eat a piece of my mums fruit cake and there was just enough time for a declaration of love.

Because it's important to declare it, isn't it?


  1. Absolutely!! It is very important to declare your love - it is things like this that make life beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the writing in the sand, it's as sweet as a hand written note, only bigger and it is important

  3. Wow. What an amazing sight. And what a beautiful declaration. You two never fail to make me smile and cry at the same time with the strength of your love for each other.

  4. That is a lot of birds! And it's amazing how they all fly and twist together.

  5. I was smiling at the 'declaration'.

    You are an amazing photographer.

  6. I love that you just get in your car and drive places and then document your adventures. There's something about your photo stories that I can't explain, but enjoy seeing.



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