Spectacular murmuration of starlings spotted in Cromer’s skies

Starlings in Cromer on Saturday March 21. Picture: Phil Bacon

Starlings in Cromer on Saturday March 21. Picture: Phil Bacon - Credit: Archant

A huge flock of starlings was spotted above Cromer, as hundreds of the birds came together in a cloud, wheeling, turning and swooping in unison.

Starlings in Cromer on Saturday March 21. Picture: Phil Bacon

Starlings in Cromer on Saturday March 21. Picture: Phil Bacon - Credit: Archant

This set of pictures was captured by Phil Bacon, who lives in Cliff Drive in the town, using his iPhone. Mr Bacon said the impressive sight went on for about 10 minutes on Saturday evening, before the flock settled in some nearby oak trees.

A large group of starlings is known as a murmuration, and is how the flock chooses its communal night-time shelter.

Gathering together helps the starlings protect against birds of prey.


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