Will we see this amazing sight in Norfolk this winter?
PUBLISHED: 09:00 04 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:45 08 November 2017
copyright 2014: Rob Colman Tel: 07905093569. No Syndication.
Thousands upon thousands of starlings swirl through the sky on their way home to their roost.
The incredible sight, seen in Norfolk and further afield, is called a murmuration.
Huge flocks begin to form at this time of year, as the birds more to winter roosting sites - often in towns and cities.
They’ve been observed in massive numbers in towns from King’s Lynn to Great Yarmouth, as well as more rural areas.
According to the RSPB: “It’s basically a mass aerial stunt - thousands of birds all swooping and diving in unison. It’s completely breathtaking to witness.
“We think that starlings do it for many reasons. Grouping together offers safety in numbers – predators such as peregrine falcons find it hard to target one bird in the middle of a hypnotising flock of thousands.
“They also gather to keep warm at night and to exchange information, such as good feeding areas.”
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