Thursday, 6 February 2014

Marbury Murmuration

Again this morning well over 10,000 Starlings have flown in a big murmuration group along the River Weaver. I have watched them through my bedroom window every morning for the last 4 weeks.  The group looks too big to be the Marbury Starling roost, so I wonder where they are coming from, any ideas anyone?

This was a video I made of the Marbury murmuration at the end of last year. I thought you might enjoy it.



Linking to Sky Watch Friday


10 comments:

  1. Always a spectacular sight to see Findlay...and you get to see it from your bedroom window...you jammy *^>*~#*+:**^ !....[;o)

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  2. what a remarkable thing to witness - and you get to see it from your window! really enjoyed the video and your choice of music, too.

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  3. I haven't seen a decent starling murmartion for ages. I wonder if they'v might have crossed the border from Wales?

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  4. Yes Findlay, a great video and an inspired choice of music.

    No one knows why lesser spots have declined so much,"a combination of factors" seems to be the standard but non-committal reply with the increase in Great spots one factor.

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  5. We have them here in the spring. They make so much noise and attack other birds.

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  6. I just see a few in my garden at a time... nothing like this from my bedroom window.

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  7. Splendid set of pictures - and music from the last band I saw live ( a few months ago - and they played this!)

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  8. Enjoyed the video and I am in love with the word murmuration! (As old as I am, it is still fun to learn a new vocabulary word!)

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  9. Hi Findlay. I loved your video of the murmuration - accompanied by one of my favourite bits of music ever! So pleased to hear you're regularly seeing a murmuration. I saw my first really good one in years on Friday, just after returning from a week in very wet and windy Dorset. Unfortunately I was travelling on a very busy dual carriageway at the time and couldn't stop to photograph it!

    Best wishes - Richardf

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