Today I was at my desk working when I happened to look out the patio door and say my neighbour's cat running towards me with a starling in his mouth. I noticed that lots of starlings were clinging to the washing line pole and flying all over the place. I went out side to see lots of them sitting on top of the television aerial on the roof all looking in exactly the same direction as the squeals I could hear coming from a neighbouring garden and, presumably, the injured starling. The panic of the other birds was palpable. I grabbed my camera to take some shots as they were flying all around - at about the same time two seagulls landed on the garage roof and almost immediately took off. The atmosphere was electric for a few moments -the air just seemed full of terror. I was bit upset if truth be known - though I do appreciate it is the way of things.