Murmarations II

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! Well I headed back again at the same time over the weekend. The whole spectacle lasted 10 minutes so i was lucky to catch it (also my phone died half way through!)

If you didn’t read Murmurations (part 1) you can watch it hear as well as the new video.

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 Part II – video by SJ Butler
Murmarations Part I – video by SJ Butler

…greatest wildlife spectacle in Britain”

R Smith – 2021
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