Friday, 27 December 2013

Starling Murmuration

I was home over the Christmas and decided to catch up on a couple of local sites. With things being pretty quiet, I decided to go look for the Starling Murmuration which has been outside Croom for the last few years. I stood around for a while where I had seen the murmuration previously, and within 20 minutes, the birds started to gather and the flock grew and grew until I had an estimated 60k birds doing their sky dance. It is such an awe inspiring site to see so many birds twist and turn and fly in their masses with such precision. So if you happen to be around Croom in the next few months, it's well worth a look. I have attached a 6 minute video (taken at some distance by hand) below. It won't win any wildlife awards, but you'll get the picture!