Murmarations

What a fantastic sight this week – a starling murmuration! I was heading home from the shops when I could see this dark cloud twisting & turning and I immediately knew what it was!

It’s been called the greatest wildlife spectacle in Britain and is remarkable to witness. Studies suggest that starlings congregate in these remarkable ‘murmurations’ to deter possible predators, which are confused by the swirling masses. Despite a recent drop in their overall population, you can still witness the mesmerising sight of thousands of birds performing their aerial dance at dawn and dusk. Click the image below to find where you can see these phenomenal events (UK only).

Murmarations – video by SJ Butler

…greatest wildlife spectacle in Britain”

R Smith – 2021
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