Thursday, November 8, 2018
08/11/2018 Autumn, starlings and sunset.
Maximum temperature today 15C, minimum 6C. Dry, but 11mm of rain measured this morning; 15km/h South-Easterly winds with up to 30 km/h gusts.
We had a club repas (luncheon) today and I ate too much, thankfully I did not really like the Bordeaux wine, so I was mostly drinking water which I am sure was much better for me. On returning home at almost 5pm, I decided that I needed to walk some of the over-indulgence off so this is what I saw along the way.
Well, I presume they must be starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). They were quite far and I only had Nigel's little Nikon with me but it has a reasonable zoom ...
A small murmuration...
Thirteen little starlings sitting in a row, one took to the air and then there were twelve.
The sun was quite low but it caught the colour of these trees on the hill perfectly.
Further along in the valley the sun only caught the top of the trees.
I just liked the tops of what I think are poplar trees, but they were sparkling in the sun which sadly the photo does not reflect.
Further along across a newly planted field, I stopped to watch the sun go down...
as above changing colour by the minute...
getting darker in this direction...
but walking back home and zooming on to the clouds.
and back nearer to the house.
I walked just on 5km and I still feel like I have eaten too much 😔!!!!