February 24th   Leave a comment

Starlings going to roost

If you have some time in the next few days go up to Bow Butts between 17:15 and 17:30. There are about 600 starlings coming into roost in the Leylandii bushes scattered along the street. They are doing their classic wheeling about in dense shape-shifting flocks before they descend to roost. It never fails to impress. There is something so mesmerising about the flocks as hundreds of birds act as if they are one animal. But do go and see them soon – the evenings are drawing out and many of the starlings will be heading back to Russia to breed any time soon.

Posted February 24, 2012 by wildcrail in Sightings

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