Last weekend I went to Somerset, Uk, with Stoaty and my sister Liz (Kudu on here) to watch the starlings flocking to their night-time roosts.
We watched (and tried to dodge their droppings!) up to 3 million starlings flying above our heads - I doubt that even Bigfrank can boast of seeing so many birds of a feather at one time! - and the 'waves' of many hundreds of thousands of them taking turns flying on the horizon until they decided upon where they would roost for the night. There is a TV advert for a car in the UK which shows this spectacle - and I can assure anyone who has seen the Ad that it is not computer generated!
In the middle of this spectacle, a sparrow hawk flew through one of the waves of starlings hoping to catch it's supper!
I wish that I could post pics of this but all of the photo sites that I have tried do not allow my username, as it has already been taken, and I can never remember any other usernames that I try! :oops:
I am now looking for volunteers to wash all the bird-c**p from my car..... :roll: