Murmuration by happypat

Murmuration

Harry & I wrapped up warm & drove to Blackpool to watch the starling murmuration around the piers.
Quite fascinating watching as they gather at sunset, swirling & swooping as more & more join them to roost under the piers.
North Pier was the most popular partly I expect because it's the vintage pier with no noisy amusements or music. It was closed to the public & the starling obviously appreciated the quietness.
We couldn't hear the sound of the wings unfortunately as it was too noisy with the traffic & general sounds of Blackpool.

Lovely extra good things:
Jacks birthday today, happy birthday Jack! 😘
Lydia had an exam today, she got a first!
Max was chosen to stand on the stage this morning & introduce various proceedings plus the National Anthem at school assembly at school.
Alex has moved into her house south of Christchurch.
William is coming over for a visit in April.
Can't miss Finn out, he is just Finn & enjoying kindy & his other grandads visit to NZ.

Lots to look forward to!

Three more good things:
1. Harry Ramsdons for a senior helping of haddock & chips, tea & a pudding all for £15.98.
2. Gloves, it was perishing on our hands!
3. Three lots of visitors this morning, one after the other, we just drank coffee & chatted the whole morning!
Fabulous. I must be blessed as the starlings do this over my house and roost in the garden. I also have a kingfisher feeding from the pond. Maybe I should look up for photos rather than ground level ..
February 22nd, 2018  
@motherjane ha ha Jane yes perhaps but more choice dawn . We can see starlings too gathering in the woods below us but with the sea & open sky at Blackpool I think you could appreciate them more although would have heard them more here if I had walked down the fields.
February 22nd, 2018  
What a great capture, would love to see them but a bit far this cold weather!
February 22nd, 2018  
What a lovely thing to see! Really liked all your good things!
February 22nd, 2018  
Super shot. There was a report about them on the Granada news a few days ago, so fascinating. I do love to hear about your days, you are always busy!
February 22nd, 2018  
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Great capture, Pat. So many good things, you are a joyful woman :-)
February 22nd, 2018  
Such a gorgeous sight and a lovely light and capture Pat . Love the pink glow in the sky reflecting on the sea ! but most of al to see all those starlings ,like a big swarm of bees !!!! A lovely tranquil scene ! fav . It sounds as if you had a wonderful and joyous day .
February 22nd, 2018  
Fabulous sight to behold - thanks for sharing - we don't get to see such numbers except for seagulls and they don't seem to do any murmuring (just squawking). I like all your good things - how positive!
February 22nd, 2018  
This is a beautiful capture! It must have been awesome to see!
February 22nd, 2018  
@stevepo @louannwarren @countrylassie @gijsje @beryl @kiwinanna @loweygrace

Sorry for mass reply but it's got late & nearly bed time! Got distracted watching TV tonight! Married at first sight....who would think of doing that? Hard enough when you know each other well!
February 22nd, 2018  
Sorry meant to say thanks to,you all for lovely comments, it was rather exciting but spoilt rather by the cold, hands without gloves not good!
February 22nd, 2018  
Wow! I'd love to see this many flying together.
February 23rd, 2018  
You are so lucky to experience this event - heard about it so often and also heard the sound of wings on a video! We can't see the movement but can imagine it. Love what is happening in your family! You must appreciate being in touch!
February 23rd, 2018  
Beautifully composed and love the murmuration
February 23rd, 2018  
Lovely image but most of all I enjoyed your entertaining and uplifting narrative! Fav.
February 23rd, 2018  
Beautiful!
February 23rd, 2018  
Wow, this looks amazing.
February 23rd, 2018  
sounds like you had a good day and sounds like everyone in the family had good days too! Love the shot
February 23rd, 2018  
Love how they overthe pier..fascinating to watch are'nt they.
February 23rd, 2018  
What a lovely day! So nice to be out of doors and wrapped up. And how delightful when grandchildren are doing well and having special times.
February 23rd, 2018  
Great shot - didn't know this was a spot to catch the starlings, may have to pay a visit!
February 23rd, 2018  
Fabulous capture Pat. I’ve never seen this on such a large scale.
February 23rd, 2018  
@lyndamcg go while this good weather is on Lynda, around North pier around 5.15pm. Rap up then go for fish & chips at Harry Ramsdons. Senior portion is massive & you get bread & butter, drink & a pudding all for £7.99 each! They close at 8pm.
February 23rd, 2018  
Wow must have been quite the experience, the photo is spectacular. FAV
February 23rd, 2018  
This must be fantastic to see... dancing in the sky.. and the Pier and sky colour was a real bonus to your image... fav
And those Grandkids are doing you proud
February 23rd, 2018  
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