Watching starling murmurations is one of the most iconic things to see at Otmoor. Today, there were low temperatures and visibility was excellent by the time twilight came, with very little cloud cover after a brief burst of rain. This meant it was perfect for the starlings to come together and produce a mass spectacle that is a murmuration, with as many as 75,000 starlings fluttering together as if one mass before dropping down into the reeds for the night. It is arguably one of the best sights to witness that British wildlife has to offer and I’m very lucky to be able to witness it at Otmoor.
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