Starling 'ballet' in danger as bird population declines – Telegraph   Leave a comment

Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus i...
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The sight of up to 100,000 starlings coming to roost before setting off on their winter migrations is a popular spectacle across Britain. Often the dark clouds of birds, known as a ‘murmuration’, make fantastical shapes as the flock wheel and dive through the air.

The most famous roost is Brighton Pier but the birds also roost in massive numbers in Snape, Suffolk and Gretna Green. Flocks of smaller starlings are also spotted by nature lovers near their homes.

via Starling ‘ballet’ in danger as bird population declines – Telegraph.

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