These Starlings formed a murmuration over Wicken Fen on 23 January 2016 as dusk set in. They flew like a shoal of fish through the evening sky. The formation of large murmurations might allow them to avoid predation.
A murmuration of approximately 2,500 Starling Sturnus vulgaris
At Wicken Fen we also witnessed Barn Owls Tyto alba, Short-eared Owls Asio flammeus, as well as the song of Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti, amongst others.
Anglessey Abbey was visited for a walk on 17 January 2016. Several plant species seen here are shown below.
Winter Aconite is a distinctive native species which can form a blanket of yellow flowers early in the year.
Turkish Wood Spurge plant is a common garden plant that reproduces primarily through vegetative propagation (i.e. through underground runners).
This Mallard was also seen on a waterbody in Anglessey Abbey.
|Winter Aconite Eranthis hyemalis surrounded by Ivy Hedera helix|
|Himalayan Birch Betula utilis var. jacquemontii|
|Mallard Anas platyrhynchos|