Feathered Friends - Show Me A Photo Contest Round 39 - FLOCK

Thanks to @nelinoeva for the new competition!
This week's theme is - flock

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The mallard or wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos)

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In autumn, I often see small flocks of these ducks near the river. They swim on it, find food.
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The Eurasian teal (Anas crecca)
And this is already a family flock . I saw them on a small lake, on dried rocks. Young ducklings basked on the sun and cleaned their feathers.
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The Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus)
And this large flock of sparrows descended from the bushes to a small stream to drink.
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This species of sparrows lives on the outskirts of the city, where the coastal zone is full of bushes. And with the onset of winter, they can be seen in the city.
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The ruff (Calidris pugnax)
And these sandpipers can be seen in the autumn, when they are already flying to warm countries. They always stop to rest on a shallow river, or rather on stones.
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The common starling or European starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
And in this photo, a flock of starlings flies away from us to where it is warm. There were many of them, but they were very high and far away, so I had to take a crop photo so that I could see that these were starlings and not some flying dots.
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The long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
Well, these cuties are almost always in flocks, and it is extremely rare to see them alone. Here in this photo they sat on thin twigs. Thanks to their low weight of 8 grams, they can do it.

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