Starlings over The Hatch

Hi Richard
I know it’s not on your scale but most afternoons we’ve been watching a “murmeration” over the Hatch Caravan Park area.
We live in Fairthorne Rise and we get a fantastic show around 4pm each day looking south. You may have already seen it of course.
Yesterday was the best as there must have been over 1000 set against a lovely sky.
Taken a few pics but they don’t do it justice.
Not sure where they go down to roost but it’s well worth viewing.

Happy new year.
Colin and Viv Williams

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  1. Kevin Curtis (Post author)

    I found out where they are this evening and you wouldn’t believe it. I went down chalk cake as I could see numerous little flocks zipping over the roofs and darting down. There was a medium sized conifer absolutely full of twittering starlings, probably several hundred!
    Whether they go there every night or not I don’t know and the big flock of yesterday weren’t there today ( at least I didn’t see them anyway).
    I’ll keep checking this spot I think!
    Rick

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  2. Kevin Curtis (Post author)

    Hello Colin & Viv.
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and many thanks for your message. By coincidence Penny and I went for a walk around the area late yesterday and saw this!
    I was unaware of such in old basing although on Boxing Day I’d seen about 159 birds wheeling about near Lingfield close.
    Last evening there were as you say a 1000 or more so we will pop out again this afternoon and have a better look.
    Quite astonishing though that we have our own murmuration right here.
    Regards.
    Rick

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