Sunset and murmurations with the Fuji 50-140mm lens

It’s a fascinating sight, if not a little spooky. Thousands upon thousands of Starlings swirling and swooping together around Blackpool’s North Pier as they get ready to settle down for the night.

These murmurations, as they are known, happen in both urban areas and countryside. There’s actually a murmuration season, late autumn through winter, as our local starlings are boosted by their European cousins coming here to escape the Scandinavian winter. No doubt many of these Starlings in Blackpool will be preparing to make their way back to Scandinavia as the weather starts to improve.

It was a pleasure to watch and the stunning sunset didn’t harm either!

These images were captured with the Fuji X-T1 with 50-140mm lens.


Starlings gathering


Starlings on Blackpool beach


North Pier





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