Starlings and the Cormorant Tree

There’s a Cormorant coming in fast and low. The sun is setting and it’s time to roost at the Lago di Chiusi:

Lago di Chiusi - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They are all heading for the same tree on the water’s edge:

Lago di Chiusi - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

We’re strolling in the evening air, admiring the Cormorants and I’m just considering counting them, when a Starling murmuration arrives in the sky like crazy smoke:

Lago di Chiusi - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They fly over the Cormorant tree in a great arc:

Lago di Chiusi - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

And I forget all about counting Cormorants.

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