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“Sort Sol” – # 5

November 29, 2014

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The marsh near Aventoft, October, 2014.

 SORT SOL (Translated into English: Black Sun).  Very large numbers of migrational starlings gather in the marshlands in spring and autumn when they move between their winter grounds in southern Europe and their summer breeding grounds in Scandinavia.  Large flocks form huge formations in the sky just before they decide for a location to roost for the night.

Today’s photo illustrates why these large flocks of starlings have got their Danish name:

If the sun had been going down behind this flock – the sun would have been totally out of sight = black sun!

(Please click photo for best view 🙂 )

8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 1, 2014 5:19 pm

    Dette fenomenet skulle jeg gjerne ha sett “live” – med eget kamera også, men dette er jo en mer enn fullgod erstatning 🙂


    • December 7, 2014 7:57 pm

      Måske – men du skulle nu tage og se det selv engang. Jeg blev ihvertfald ikke færdig med at se det de to dage, vi var der!

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  3. December 16, 2014 12:02 am

    Sier som RuneE. Hadde vært tøft å oppleve dette!
    Flott bilde!


  4. January 31, 2015 10:59 pm

    Nice one.. would make a stunning print.


    • February 6, 2015 2:56 pm

      Thank you – I hope to get back there again and get some more – and maybe better? – shots……


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