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Murmuration of Starlings

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I went to see the murmuration of starlings at Studland on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset last night (22 January 2017). It was an absolutely incredible experience with thousands of starlings filling the sky just after sunset. Huge crowds had gathered to watch this winter spectacle and there were gasps from the crowd as the murmuration continued to grow and as the formation flew into some amazing shapes and patterns in the sky. It was quite funny that at the end of the 'display' (approx 40 minutes) the crowd began to clap loudly!

It was a great evening and I thoroughly recommend seeing a murmuration like this if there is one near where you live. You don't know what you're missing until you see one - not only did it look spectacular, but you could hear the wings flapping above you and even feel the air from them as they circled overhead.

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