The sound from one of these flocks marching in unison is spectacular. I also have done a bit of experimentation, although only days with some slow shutter speeds when light has been poor. The idea in this shot was to try an isolate a stationary bird in the foreground while the others scurried around it.
I thought I would also try some low level photos and lay on the local beach as the tide brought them in.
The local winter knot flocks have now reached large numbers which means that finding groups of several thousand birds is relatively easy. I though this year I would have a go photographing some pf the flocks, although I must confess I always find this type of photography difficult. Unfortunately the impact of these photos is reduced by their small size on the Blog, but they give the general impression.
A tightly packed flockTo watch them is an experience in itself due to the swirling synchronised movements of the birds
Of course the other elements is these birds in flight.and a couple of photos to finish off using the offshore wind farm to give a sense of place. I still have some more experimenting to undertake with the flocks and have some ideas using some wider angle lenses. If those ideas work I will obviously let you know.