Flight of fancy in the sky over Shropshire

What a sight - thousands of starlings swooping and diving in unison above fields near Market Drayton.

Flight of fancy in the sky over Shropshire

The sound was incredible as they wheeled through the sky at sunset before settling down to roost for the night.

This was by far the biggest murmuration I have ever seen, and my picture shows only a few of the birds that filled the air.

It was an amazing spectacle to witness and the Shropshire Star obviously agreed, because my picture appeared on their front page a couple of days later.

The only downside was that my clothes, camera gear and car all needed a good clean when I got back home!

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