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Driving home from shopping in Carlisle I spotted this great flock of starlings over a small place called Rigg, close to Gretna. In late autumn and winter starlings form what are called murmurations, moving like shoals of fish in the sky. You see this in the evening just before dark falls, after which they swoop down to roost in a small wood here. Their formation here does look like the shape of a turtle, don't you think? I have found other (much better) photos on the BBC Scotland news website. There are videos on Youtube too.I took this with my pocket Panosonic Lumix hence the 'noise' due to faling light. But even without the best equipment this was a fabulous thing to experience.

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  • Copyright: Bev Turner (Glint) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1041 W: 30 N: 1178] (5989)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-28
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Lumix Leica
  • Exposure: f/4.9, 1/15 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-13 13:48
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