The Safari had a bad start today dark and dank and busy in the office first thing. Then the rain fell heavily during the morning making us pessimistic about getting out at lunchtime. Luckily the rain had abated and we got out and soon found a a nice female Scaup sitting with a handful of Common Scoters...a good start but there wasn't anything else of note.
Just before going home time the clouds broke and a bit of a sunset started to appear which by the time we got to the pier was coming along nicely and showed off the Starlings murmurations to best advantage.
Anyone fancy hazarding a guess as to how many are there - plenty more were arriving as we drove along the Prom.
We got some video of the Starlings which may well appear on our Flickr site a bit later after we've faffed around a bit with them.
Where to next? Wonder what Patch 2 will bring tomorrow - probably no lunchtime visit as we have a group in so the morning better be cracker.
In the meantime let us know what's throwing the shapes in your outtback.