06 August 2013

Starling Roost at Sunset

Starling Roost by Paul Miguel
Starling Roost, a photo by Paul Miguel on Flickr.

I've been lucky to see this a few times over the past couple of weeks. It really is one of Nature's spectacles.. and carried out by one of our more common species in th e UK.

This starling flock must have been into the hundreds as it wheeled around slowly growing in number. The sky could barely have been much better to record them in silhouette...

Photographed with a 300mm lens + 1.4x extender; 1/2000 second, F6.3 using servo autofocus. I used AV mode to turn the image into a straight silhouette, with a slight bit of over-exposure compensation.


  1. Lovely work, can't beat a sunset with an animal theme.

    1. Thanks very much. Glad you like it.