I don’t know if it is a result of the drought, general changes in the bird population, or me just being more aware of what lives where in Melbourne now that I’ve lived here for ten years!

For the last few weeks, I leave work nearly every day on sunset and there is an enormous flock of crows or ravens in the trees and buildings around the north-east corner of the campus. They whirl around, screeching and cawing, resting for a while then rising up to swirl around in an enormous flock for a minute or so. Very noisy, very strange, a little like something from Edgar Alan Poe.

I tried to photograph the birds against the sky as I left this evening, the light was too low and all came out blurred…