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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 12th January, 2018)


Star shape of Starlings.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
Views: 3,149

Comment by: Ellen on 12th January 2018 at 00:07

Oh my goodness, it looks like a scene from Hitchcock's "The Birds"!

Comment by: Alan lad on 12th January 2018 at 02:03

Shellie's on the look out for easy pickings.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th January 2018 at 08:08

'Waiting' in the wings ...ready for the off!

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th January 2018 at 09:20

Ellen, you beat me to it....Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds". Although these are starlings, the picture reminds me of sparrows on the telephone wires when I was a child...sparrows were very everywhere then; you never see them now.

Comment by: Johnny on 12th January 2018 at 09:41

Hope theres no vehicles parked under this throng!

Comment by: Mick on 12th January 2018 at 10:26

I was told by one of the telecom men that they get more birds sitting on the wires now that the wires have been changed to fiber optic because the birds can warm up there feet

Comment by: Jim tomney on 12th January 2018 at 11:44

Irene if you want to beat Ellen you’ll have to rise earlier. Good photo Mick very dedicated to your camera.

Comment by: PeterP on 12th January 2018 at 12:10

We have a telegraph pole at the front of our bungalow and at times not only do the wires get covered with birds so do the houses. love it when my grand kids come we go outside and I clap my hands to get rid of the birds.Kids love watching hundreds of birds taking off together.

Comment by: Pw on 12th January 2018 at 15:32

I still call them sheppies

Comment by: Pat McC on 12th January 2018 at 15:45

We too have birds congregating on the telephone wires outside the house - every September the swallows perch on the wires and I always feel a little sad that it’s a sign that summer’s coming to an end and they’re preparing for their long flight to Africa.

Lovely photo Mick, thank you

Comment by: John D on 12th January 2018 at 20:15

Useless information. The collective noun for a group of starlings is a murmuration.

Comment by: Mick on 12th January 2018 at 22:24

There only Murmurating when they are in flight, the word murmurate comes from the sounds there wings make

Comment by: Alan lad on 13th January 2018 at 03:31

My comment should read Sheppies.

Comment by: Sally G on 22nd January 2018 at 16:55

Has anyone tried playing the "bird notes" on a piano? :-)

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