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Pictures: Massive murmuration of starlings swirls over Athenry before ‘diving for the trees’

The phenomenon lasted for around 15 minutes tonight, according to local Victor Walsh.

murm1 Source: Victor Walsh

MURMURATIONS OF STARLINGS have been spotted in the skies over Athenry for the last few nights.

Photographer Victor Walsh – who captured the photos here this evening – said the phenomenon had been talking place for around ten to fifteen minutes, with the birds ending their display by “diving for the trees”.

A crowd of around 40 people gathered with him to watch and take photos this evening, he said.

Bird-watchers will no doubt be out in force once again tomorrow, hoping for a repeat performance.



In all likelihood, some of the same birds appear in the video below too… Joe McHugh also shot this in Athenry, on 13 February…

Source: Joe McHugh/YouTube

PS: Here’s a link to Victor’s professional site. 

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