Thursday, August 20, 2015

Photographing roosting birds

About a million starlings arrive to roost and create a murmuration at Rigg, Dumfries and Galloway[photo]
   Above towns and cities this winter, starling flocks will twist and pulse like giant amoebas in the sky. At Terminal 5 of London’s Heathrow Airport, as people scurry across departure halls and up and down escalators, outside in the gathering gloom, pied wagtails will descend in their hundreds to a few dimly lit trees below a multi-storey car park. In contrast, on wild windswept coasts, geese in their thousands will fill the sky as they arrive at their safe overnight roost sites.
   These are just a few examples of avian gatherings that serve up great photography...Continue reading, photos...

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