Glad you're all enjoying the Eagle Owl clip.
I never really took much interest in birds until I took up RC flying, now I have a new found interest and respect for them!
Stuart, yes starlings are considered to be the "troublemakers" of UK gardens. Their pushy behaviour and the fact that they travel in little gangs means that they tend to bully other more "desirable" species off our bird tables and feeders. That said, when they flock like this just before they migrate for the winter they make a magnificent spectacle. Personally I love to watch the antics of the young fledgling starlings as they appear in my garden each summer, they are so cheeky and cantankerous with it! Oh and yes, if you live on their migration flightpath you do tend to get guanoed!
Last Christmas eve I was out with the kids delivering cards to friends who live on Cannock Chase (google it). I decided to take a shortcut and took a track that runs alongside a disused quarry. As we got towards the end of the track my headlights picked up a large Barn Owl who proceeded to put on a short flying display for us! It was a truly magical moment, all in all around 1 minute long. I'm tempted to see if I can repeat the experience this year.
Let me take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and crash-free New Year!