I wanted to tell you about the murmuration of Starlings each evening, this winter, over our village.
We first noticed the murmuration just before Christmas and how the Starlings all flew in from every direction and from goodness how far away. It's as if the murmuration has grown over the last few weeks and now we are into February, there are thousands of Starlings all flying in, one huge gathering in particular, joining many other smaller flocks. I took these videos yesterday. Terrible recordings! The one above though, is to just give an idea of numbers over our English, Staffordshire village at dusk (5pm).
Eventually the murmuration divides up and the Starlings roost in three sites in back gardens. This being one of them (video below). Cars are covered in poop and you will be able to hear the sound of their wings, the chattering they do and the sound of falling poop. I apologise for the really awful recording and me 'whoa...ing' in the background.
I feel extremely privileged each evening to watch this spectacular site.
The vids are obiosuly best watched on a large screen, if you fancy viewing.
Thanks for stopping by. x