12 Mar 2009

Full moon birding.

The effects of the moon cycle on birds is well known. From its effects on the tides dictating wader movements to clear night and migration the moon has as much effect on birds as the sun! However there has been a recently discovered and as yet unheard of phenomonen occuring on the Wirral during the recent full moon.

Little did I know when photographing the above magnificent spectacle from my garden that there would be a more sinister aspect to its beauty.

It appears that, in certain areas on the Wirral, it can cause birds to transform into another species. One has to be quick to react on news in these areas as the transformation is quick to complete.

Today two of these:

Very quickly transfomred themselves into two of these:

Unfortunately local Wirral yearlisters living close by were just to late!

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