Thursday, 26 September 2013

Shine

As I mentioned yesterday, our walk along the Nutbrook Trail towards the lakes of Straw's Bridge, was somewhat tempered by the downpour which had us sheltering under a bridge.  The bridge used to carry rail tracks from the local mineral lines and crossed the Nutbrook Canal, and the towpath alongside it.  The paths, walls and leaves, all had a silvery shine in the wet
Back home and when the rain eventually stopped, the local Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) population was out and about in search of food and keeping up a constant chattering and whistling as they perched on the neighbour's TV aerial.  The iridescent nature of their plumage shone, even in the dull light of a cloudy morning.
 In no time, they had descended on our fat-ball feeder and started to devour the lot!
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