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A breath of sea air

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I've been stuck in front of the computer far too much over the last few days, battling with layout and navigation (my programming skills are both very rusty and very out of date). I desperately needed to get out.

It didn't help that the weather has been dull and damp with interludes of extremely wet, which didn't do much to tempt me outside. This afternoon, though, it brightened up a bit, so I headed off to the nearest town to buy milk and watch starlings.

starlings coming into roost under the pier

I'm so lucky to live within a short drive of the sea! I grew up in the Midlands, and seaside meant holidays. Now, I can take a stroll along the prom in the same trip as running errands.

Throughout the winter months, thousands of starlings roost overnight under the pier. Whenever I can find an excuse to be there at the right time of day, I love to stand on the jetty to watch them. Even when the birds aren't putting on much of a display, there's often a beautiful sunset as a backdrop. Today I got very cold standing there, especially after going too near the water and getting caught by a wave, but it was wonderful to be out.

I had hoped to get a photo gallery working here by now, but haven't quite got there yet. In the meantime, if you'd like to see more sunset photos, I've put some up on Instagram - seabrookrachel. I hope you enjoy them!

Comments (6)

  1. Paul Campbell:
    Nov 20, 2020 at 01:45 PM

    Wow that looks amazing, yes it would be good to live near the sea like that and be able to pop down to the pier every now and again so you are lucky in that regard.


    1. rseabrook:
      Dec 02, 2020 at 05:58 PM

      I know, I really am!


  2. Elaine:
    Dec 02, 2020 at 06:55 PM

    Super photo. I remember watching starling murmerations over Birmingham city centre when I was a kid. Awesome!


    1. rseabrook:
      Dec 02, 2020 at 08:00 PM

      They're incredible, aren't they? I've given up trying to photograph them - I just watch and appreciate the spectacle.


  3. Anneli Truu:
    Dec 02, 2020 at 07:49 PM

    Lovely photo. You’ll get there in time ????. Just believe into yourself!


    1. rseabrook:
      Dec 02, 2020 at 08:04 PM

      Aw, thank you. The encouragement means a lot. x


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