beverleyplaya

beverleyplaya

Posted on 02/05/2014


Video filmed on the February  4, 2014


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this one is lovely . . .

please see the main video for the full explanation thanks ;-)
I had to release all to be viewed to give continuity ;-)

Kenny, William Sutherland, Larry Drummond and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
watch very carefully . . . you will see the hawk

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yesterday on the way home in the car from shopping I spotted in the distance the starlings in the sky, we drove to the area where it is possible to get a better view of them, this is at the very top of Abbey Fields in Kenilworth looking down towards the natural lake ~ the starlings do this display sometimes before they finally roost for the night BUT they seemed to get a little agitated and split into two groups, I stood and watched and took several videos of them, the birds separated into two, but why ? it became obvious as you will see if you watch carefully . . . safety in numbers is the key factor here for survival, they split into two groups one group acted as a decoy to distract and they lived to fly away safe for another day ... there are more little videos of them flying shown below and hope you will have a couple of minutes to just view and watch their grace and skills, the noise of the traffic passing by in one way resembled the sound of aircraft, I thought rather than a distraction it seemed to fit perfectly with the moment . . .

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taken before the hawk arrived . . .

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admiring their skills . . .
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Truly amazing sight!
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Larry Drummond
o0o many thanks Larry oOo
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Outstanding video! Starlings despite their looks can be fierce. I've seen them dive bombing poor squirrels just trying to eat a nut!
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to William Sutherland
o0o have you really ....? and yet we tend to see them bathing in the bird
bath alongside little sparrows and are quite happy to share ... but thats
not food of course ;-) oOo
4 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Oh just great......the hawk is so agile!
ADMIRED in UK 4U

Beautiful series
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Judith Jannetta
o0o thanks oOo
4 years ago.