Just on our way back home from our morning walk when I spotted a large flock of birds flying across the village. A rough count gave somewhere between 150 and 200 in that group, all flying silently due south. Then another group, then another and another. Some groups with less birds but one with a good 500 all heading in the same direction. A short while later quite a few seemed to flying back, lower, towards the coast and I think some were landing in a nearby field. It was almost unnerving to see so many birds but not a single sound from any of them.
I managed a few blurry photos. The sky was completely overcast and the lighting wasn't very good even for 7 in the morning.
To me they seemed the usual sea birds, type unknown, I often see but I have never seen such large flocks before. Were they migrating or just coming inland to scavenge on the fields?
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