I took this image of a Starling murmuration yesterday. It shows many thousands of birds as they came in to roost in the reedbed around dusk. Whilst it certainly represents a lot of birds, this was actually only a small fraction of late arrivals. The main flock was a bit too far away and largely obscured by trees. It’s always a bit of a gamble as to where to wait for the arriving birds, and sometimes they don’t actually display for long before dropping down into the reeds, as was the case yesterday. A slightly long shutter speed was used in order to capture some of the fluid motion of the flock, rather than freezing a single moment in time.