And still the starlings come…

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Starlings over the farmyard – January 16 @ 16:47

They seem to have increased over the past month and now appear in their thousands. Shortly before sunset they perform their mesmerising aerobatic manoeuvres before heading off to their overnight roosting place. It’s surprising that they don’t collide with one another. One downfall to this joy of nature is the amount of bird poo on my windows and car!


  1. BeckyB says:

    Yikes on the poop!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I know 😬 and strangely yesterday there wasn’t a starling in sight!

      1. BeckyB says:

        How very strange πŸ€”

        1. Heyjude says:

          Back today though! Perhaps they popped off to the beach 😁

        2. BeckyB says:

          Probably, they do like a good murmur by the sea

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Do they light and eat or just fly by?

    1. Heyjude says:

      They settle on the hedges and in the fields, I suspect eating worms and other insects. They like to sit on the barn roofs too and often cover them! Quite noisy! When they fly past the house though it is amazing.

      1. Elizabeth says:

        Thanks. I would love to see them covering a barn roof. In Cornwall that is. As I have mentioned here they are an unwelcome invader.

        1. Heyjude says:

          If you look closely at the right hand barn roof you will see a black patch – that’s starlings! Now imagine the entire roof black.

  3. What an amazing spectacle!

  4. Tina Schell says:

    LOL re your “poo” comment Jude but lucky you to have this marvel of nature so readily available to you!

  5. I love the way they work together as a flock in flight, not so different than the way that schools of fish move together. It must be amazing to see this in person, Jude! Do they call out as they fly or is the sound more of their wings working together?

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are very vocal when resting, but in flight all you hear are the beating wings.

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