Stunning video shows starling murmuration over Caister

A mumuration of Starlings spotted flocking over Caister.

A mumuration of starlings spotted flocking over Caister. - Credit: Paul Roper Photography

Stunning video footage has captured a murmuration of starlings above Caister. 

The flock of starlings were spotted performing the aerial stunt on New Year's Day by photographer Paul Roper and his girlfriend Clare Riseborough who had decided to go for a walk.

Mr Roper said the pair were walking along the town's seafront when they noticed the birds circling overhead.

Paul Roper and his girlfriend Clare Riseborough at Caister beach where they spotted the flock of Starlings.

Paul Roper and his girlfriend Clare Riseborough at Caister beach where they spotted the flock of starlings. - Credit: Paul Roper Photography

"Me and my girlfriend thought we'd head over to Caister for a walk on the beach when we noticed them flying overhead," he said. "I'm not much of a birdwatcher so I've never seen anything like it before, certainly not that amount of birds, it was a great sight to see."

The Starlings left a trail of bird poo across parked cars.

The starlings left a trail of bird poo across parked cars. - Credit: Paul Roper Photography

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) said starlings perform the group manoeuvre for safety, with predators such as the peregrine falcon finding it hard to target individual birds whilst they are flocking.

Starlings murmurate across the Caister sky.

Starlings murmurate across the Caister sky. - Credit: Paul Roper Photography

They also gather to keep warm at night and to exchange information, such as good feeding areas. 

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter