Danny Beath's pictures of Shropshire in March

PUBLISHED: 17:08 01 December 2010 | UPDATED: 16:47 20 February 2013

The March skies above Shrewsbury are often filled with huge flocks of starlings looking for warm urban sites to roost during cold spells. They often choose evergreen trees as their preferred accommodation and on this occasion they had chosen some Leyland spruces by the river near the Welsh Bridge. At this site I was able to click away as they wheeled and swooped in front of the vivid sunset skies.

The March skies above Shrewsbury are often filled with huge flocks of starlings looking for warm urban sites to roost during cold spells. They often choose evergreen trees as their preferred accommodation and on this occasion they had chosen some Leyland spruces by the river near the Welsh Bridge. At this site I was able to click away as they wheeled and swooped in front of the vivid sunset skies.

Award-winning Shropshire photographer Danny Beath continues his monthly pictorial journey through the county

Shropshire in March
The Quickening

March is when you suddenly notice everything awakening, emerging from the ground, expanding its first petals or fluttering its wings for the first time. It is a time of quickening and a rush of fresh hope as colour returns to a drab and battered landscape. This is when the dawn chorus starts and the birds begin nesting and we usually see the first drowsy butterflies emerge from hibernation. Spring flowers queue up to bloom in rapid succession. But beware, it can be a very cruel month with freak snowfalls not uncommon

For more of Danny Beaths award-winning photography and his blog see www.shropshire.greatbritishlife.co.uk

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