The first real snow came yesterday and in late afternoon a large flock of starlings were braving the wet snow and wind, grazing the tops of trees and falling like leaves from branches.
(I hope the GIF isn’t too annoying, it would be nice to be able to click on it and make it stop! Oh well…)
© Karen McRae, 2016
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46 thoughts on “Birds Falling like Leaves off Trees”
Thank you, Brenda!
I knew you’d be out there capturing mother natures beauty!! love!
Cant’ resist the first snowfall! Although you can’t really see snow in these… Hugs : )
Ha! I’m glad you think so, thank you, Mathias.
I don’t find the GIF annoying at all … mesmerizing, perhaps :). Some things require motion to express the moment … to me, starlings are one such ‘thing.’ I have yet to see a murmuration in person, but it’s become a ‘bucket list’ item since seeing video of one several years ago … a still would have been a magnificent image, but to truly grasp that liquid, hive-mind motion, moving images were needed. Lovely work as always, Karen!
Thank you, Sydney!
Their movement as a flock is quite astounding and beautiful, and the sound too but I never thought to record that.
I should play around a little more with video and sound, I’m sure it would open up other possibilities…
I’m so happy you like this!
Mesmerized by that GIF. How I love fall. Thank you for capturing it.
Oh me too, Jen, fall is the best!
Thanks for your words, as always.
Hi Elena, thanks very much. I know you love birds as much as I do!
I’m happy you think so, Rabirius.
There is a place for GIFs, and this is one of them 🙂 Amazing.
Haha, yes, I guess so!
I like how it looks like they are a just bunch of leaves blowing away in the wind, that’s what prompted me to turn it into a GIF.
Thanks so much for your comment, Trish. : )
Love the birds like leaves.
Thank you! It was interesting to watch the behaviour of these birds, I felt fortunate to be there for this moment.
Stylish, as always…even the Gif was suitable for these subjects.!
Thank you Paula. It seemed like a perfect set of images for layering into a GIF. I love watching the flocks of starlings. Have a nice weekend!
I’ve often thought that leaves blowing out of the trees resembled birds fleeing into the air…this flips that perspective. Beautiful!
Yes, I’ve thought the same thing too! I just happened to come across this flock pretending to be leaves…
I’m glad you think so, thank you!
Flocking behaviour, sooo beautiful and interesting! I always love your images, they are among the best in the blogs. Thanks!
AnneRose, thank you! That is an incredibly generous comment. : )
The flocking behaviour is so beautiful to watch.
Fantastic, Karen. Bare trees and birds…perfect.
Hi Jane, thanks so much!
Love it! Thank you for sharing.
I’m glad you do, thank you!
I love how the birds are captured on the photographs.
Thank you. : )
Not annoying in the slightest! Gorgeous! We used to get huge flocks of starlings over Brighton pier, always a brilliant sight..
Yay! They way the flocks move is mesmerizing.
Sending you a big hug, Cath!
Oh that’s so pretty; I love the GIF 🙂
Thank you, Emily.
I hope all is well with you.
Perfect. The first shot captures birdness so beautifully. Wonderful document.
Thank you, I love the word ‘birdness’! Best wishes to you.
And to you, Karen!
I love the idea and how you executed it.
Thank you, Sherry. I happened to be in the right place at the right time!
Ai! That’s a very cool gif!
Best wishes from North Germany.