We like to take a stroll, especially during the winter when we do not do any gardening. The park is right outside the front door and so the access is easy, therefore we have no excuse not to. We have been having some spectacular sunrises and sunsets the past few days, so we wanted to go out just before the sun went under the horizon. Once the sun was under the horizon, the orange light was lovely to see. Our stroll took us to the point of land at the head of one of the harbours here. The harbour skyline was lovely to see, but what we were surprised by was the presence of hundreds of flying starlings...murmurations ! There is always lots to see in the park and people to greet...but a murmuration--oh dear, then you have my attention. We both really enjoy watching them and it is spellbinding to behold, that's is for sure. Here a couple of pics taken with the smartphone: We took tens of photo's, and you know what?--You can never capture the spectacle as it is to experience it. Having said that, the photo's here do give an idea. We stood and watched for about half an hour as they flew and went to roost, jumped up and flew again...they did this several times and we never did get a poop on us. We were amazed at how low to the water the murmurations went; usually we see them way up in the sky inventing their fluid patterns extemporaneously. Never a dull moment.