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Starlings dancing over Blackpool tower | by ShaunW (shandys_preston)
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Starlings dancing over Blackpool tower

Last night I experienced a wildlife spectacular I have always wanted to see. This shot is of thousands of Starling dancing in the sky before they settled down to roost in the reedbeds at Marton Mere (Blackpool, Lancashire). There were many more starlings than this at the end of the night maybe 40,000!!! Blackpool Tower is in the distance.


A big thanks to my flickr contact Brian Rafferty who posted several shots of this wonderful event earlier this week, he was also kind enough to give me directions to this was a pleasure to meet you. Check out Brain's wildlife will not be disappointed.


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Taken on October 31, 2009