I noticed that last evening that the wagtails are indeed back in their roosting trees at work, and that the big lorry yard lights on a rainy night created an incredible light through the trees.
So tonight on my way home, I cycled over to the trees to see what was around tonight.
The light through the trees did indeed look incredible - it made it look like a galaxy, or even a quasar, surrounded by orbiting star trails and emitting a relativistic jet.
Or for the less imaginative, a wet tree.
I went for a closer look and at first I could see no birds in the tree whatsoever and was rather disappointed. Then I walked further under the tree, and suddenly more that 30 pied wagtails were flushed in a panic.
I thought it odd that they were bothered by me but not the large number of lorries that go rumbling past lights ablaze.
I did manage to get a mobile shot that you can just about make out 3 or 4 birds in. The ones that weren't scared of me.
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