SU1385 : Starlings over Rodbourne, Swindon (1)

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Swindon, Great Britain

Starlings over Rodbourne, Swindon (1)
Starlings over Rodbourne, Swindon (1)
Recent media reports led me to take a run out to see this spectacle. The location isn't that romantic. At the left is a bus depot and to the right a sewage treatment works. There were several smaller flocks that came together to form one flock which wheeled around in the sky. After a while a group of several hundred would break off from the mass and dive into a row of conifers alongside the works. This continued until there was a small flock left, which also suddenly descended into the trees bringing the display to an end for the night. This is the first image of three. Next image: LinkExternal link
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SU1385, 205 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 1 March, 2009
Category
Birds > Birds   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 131 854 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.0609N 1:48.6744W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 132 854
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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