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Starling Murmuration

Starling Murmuration

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen 25-11-2017

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.
They gather over their roosting site, and perform their wheeling stunts before they roost for the night.
More and more birds will flock together as the weeks go on, and the number of starlings in a roost can swell to around 100,000 in some places.

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Photo prise le 25 novembre 2017 (© Karen Roe / Flickr)

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