Photo prompt round up – Wings #writephoto

The photo for this week’s prompt was taken from my back doorstep. The multitude of bids came over, wheeling and calling… a black and vociferous crowd that stayed overhead for a good ten minutes. There were far too many to capture in a single shot, but even in the one I chose for the prompt, you can just about see the reason for their clamour… At the extreme top left of the shot is a red kite.

A pair of them were hunting overhead and prompted the defensive swarm. The black birds cried…all of them. Some sounded like newborn babies, others almost like dogs barking. The noise of voice and wing was incredible.

At first, I thought it was a murder of crows… but in fact it was a clattering of jackdaws… and the collective noun is apt! Although their mobbing of the kites pleases me not at all, as I hold the kites in a special place in my heart,  I do love these birds too for their intellect, agility and what often appears to be a sense of humour…

If you have written a piece for this week’s challenge and it does not appear below, please leave a link in the comments and I will add it to the list. Pingbacks ado not always get through.

As always there were some superb contributions this week and I would like to thank  everyone who took part. Please click on the links below to visit all the posts and leave a comment for the author! A new prompt will be published later today and I will reblog as many as I can through the week as they come in and all contributions will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.

Come and join in!



The song of Hades

Death birds dancing in the air

Fragments of darkness


Madness of the mob

Overpowering judgement

Reacts without thought


Serenity soars

Above the cacophony

Seeking silent peace


Many thanks to this weeks contributors:

Trent P. McDonald


Ken at rivrvlogr

man’s poetry

Reinventions by Reena

Pamela Morse at mermaidcamp

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Joelle LeGendre at Two on a Rant

Willow at willowdot21

Neel Anil Panicker

Leena at Soul Connection

Jane Dougherty Writes

E.R. Smith at Bronx Beyond Borders

Balroop Singh at Emotional Shadows

The Urban Spaceman

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Stuart France

Frank Hubeny

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Kerfe at methodtwomadness

 KL Caley 

Geoff Le Pard

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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2 Responses to Photo prompt round up – Wings #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    Another great bunch!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: #WritePhoto Twilight Enchantment | mermaidcamp

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