So why all the fuss about a 'murmuration' of starlings? Send us your pictures and videos

Worcester News: AMAZING: Starlings form the shape of a whale in Herefordshire. Picture by Edmund Johnson AMAZING: Starlings form the shape of a whale in Herefordshire. Picture by Edmund Johnson

 

 

PEOPLE are making a beeline for Eckington, near Pershore, to see one of the British countryside's most spectacular sights.

They have been parking in the lanes around the village to watch the birds perform their extraordinary displays in the sky.

Thousands of the birds gather at dawn and dusk at this time of year in giant flocks called murmurations.

They form spectacular shapes as they swoop around in dramatic, shape-shifting 'clouds'.

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11:07am Wed 26 Feb 14

liketoknow says...

just shows have things have changed. years ago these birds were everywhere. nobody gave them a second glance.
just shows have things have changed. years ago these birds were everywhere. nobody gave them a second glance. liketoknow

2:03pm Wed 26 Feb 14

pudniw_gib says...

liketoknow wrote:
just shows have things have changed. years ago these birds were everywhere. nobody gave them a second glance.
I agree ... we used to see large flocks in the Worcester area, now a flock of 50 draws attention.
Seen a fairly large flock out near Longdon on occasion and another near Hallow recently.
[quote][p][bold]liketoknow[/bold] wrote: just shows have things have changed. years ago these birds were everywhere. nobody gave them a second glance.[/p][/quote]I agree ... we used to see large flocks in the Worcester area, now a flock of 50 draws attention. Seen a fairly large flock out near Longdon on occasion and another near Hallow recently. pudniw_gib

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