There were people standing gazing heavenwards and we assumed that they were twitchers or at the least birders....but no...suddenly out of the corner of my eye I spotted what they were watching...
...the dance of the starlings....
That takes your breath away.
Who ever told them to do such a complicated and glorious sort of combined flying?
No don't answer that.
I want to keep the memory intact.
Forget "Strictly"....we stood amazed and it took me a while to gather myself together to take these pics. The best and closest was over but these were pretty darn wonderful as they moved away out over the water.
And then ...they were gone....
Down into the trees on the far side of the marshes.