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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Snap: Starlings in Clay

Last October 1000 clay starlings were made by members of the public in Bristol. They were then "flown" on poles across The Downs in Bristol before being displayed there for the following few weeks. This was called The Bristol Murmuration in recognition of the falling numbers of starlings. Starlings are known to fly in large flocks making extraordinary patterns in the sky, something that has not been seen for some time over the city.
 My visit to the Bristol Botanic Gardens gave me an opportunity to see a lot of these clay birds. They were placed either side of the path as if flying down to the glasshouses for shelter. These were the unclaimed birds and were being sold in aid of refugee charities.


I thought I could show you four of the birds whilst joining in with Helena's Snap.









9 comments:

  1. what a fabulous project - I love how each bird is different

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  2. A very interesting Snap collection. I like the whole collection together.

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  3. What a great project and quite a sight I imagine. I love to see the starlings and we are lucky that we do get to witness the murmurations here.

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  4. They're wonderful. There's something very uplifting about the effort that has gone into each one

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  5. very fun!!! I wonder what is causing the decline in the birds though....

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  6. What a fabulous snap! I do like them all together and would be more than happy to have one of them in my garden.

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  7. I did not know that starling numbers are in decline. We used to see murmurations in Pucklechurch from time to time and when they flew over you could hear their wings.

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  8. I've learned a little about starlings today from your post! Great photos for snap!

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  9. What a cool project. There are still a few murmurations around in London but not many :sigh:

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