Sometimes the car radio supplies the perfect soundtrack.
Only last week I had been telling my son,
as we wandered around Leicester Square,
that this had once been
an enormous roosting spot for starlings.
A murmuration of starlings,
once a common enough sight,
is now a rarity.
Today as I drove away from the supermarket car park
I had a tantalising reminder...
a local flock of starlings whirled, divided
and regrouped as this began to play -