Starling Murmurations in Somerset
By Regina Jeffers
One of the most spectacular examples of British wildlife are Starling Murmurations. Thousands of starlings flocking together to form swirling balls can be found in Somerset each year from early autumn to February. The birds form the flying spheres before swooping down and roosting in the trees.
One of the best places to see this visual feast is the Somerset’s Wildlife Trust’s Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve, Natural England’s Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve, and RSPB Ham Wall Reserve, all on the Somerset Levels, close to Glastonbury, Street and Wedmore.
To find out exactly where the starlings are at any given time, one can ring the Avalon Marshes Starling Hotline on 07866 554 142 or email http://email@example.com.
A fabulous site, loaded with lots of pictures of the murmurations is http://visitsomerset.co.uk/site/explore-somerset/countryside/starling-murmurations.
I would love to see and hear this in person. There are flocks around here, and it is so cool to listen and watch, but nothing to compare what happens in Somerset. 🙂