Starling murmurations are a … North Norfolk farmer who grew potatoes for Walkers crisps dies aged 92, Drivers ‘lucky to walk away’ as cars overturn, What each lockdown tier could mean for Norfolk, Norfolk in Tier 2 of coronavirus restrictions, government confirms, What does tier two mean for you? PUBLISHED: 17:31 10 November 2020 | UPDATED: 10:15 11 November 2020, Dunlin and knot murmuration at Snettisham (photo: Steve Adams, Getty Images). It's basically a mass aerial stunt - thousands of birds all swooping and diving in unison. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Video, 00:00:49Flying with the birds! This website use cookies to ensure you get the best user experience on our website. Each has a set capacity and face coverings are required for those who are able to wear them. Waders are best seen on the highest spring tides. Picture: Les Bunyan Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Video, 00:01:33, Fans weep by football legend Maradona's coffin, The former prisoner turned leading man. Picture: Les Bunyan - Credit: Archant. RSPB volunteer and photographer Les Bunyan, 64, has been up before dawn for the last five days to take pictures of the amazing sight. Contributed by: Jana Westbrook Contributed by: Jana Westbrook Starling trying out a chip at Wells harbour on 13/11/2019. Would you know what to do if your car hit a deer? Although the flock has already moved on, Mr Lewis said it is possible the birds could return when the temperature drops. He said he feels small when thousands of the birds shimmer simultaneously into the skies. 0:43. According to the RSPB: 'It's basically a mass aerial stunt - thousands of birds all swooping and diving in unison. Photo: Jeff J Mitchel (Getty Images) Published. Starling at Wells next the Sea on 05/01/2020. Video, 00:00:43, Up Next, Flying with the birds! The dumpy waders fly thousands of miles from Arctic regions to the muddy estuaries, where they feed on worms and shellfish. Section BBC News. Picture: Contributed. Would you know what to do if your car hit a deer? A month later there are 140,000 - it’s amazing,” said Mr Bunyan. Tens of thousands of starlings took to the air in spectacular murmuration caused by the threat of a sparrowhawk. Video, 00:01:33Fans weep by football legend Maradona's coffin, The former prisoner turned leading man. Norfolk’s big open skies provide a wonderful backdrop for the birds’ performance. Starling Murmuration . Video, 00:00:58, NYC Thanksgiving Parade goes ahead - with changes, Fans weep by football legend Maradona's coffin. Video, 00:03:57, NYC Thanksgiving Parade goes ahead - with changes. “This is way, way up there with the best in the world.” Retired joiner Mr Bunyan admits the knots, which arrive on his doorstep at Snettisham each winter, have become an obsession since he moved to the village from Cambridgeshire with his wife Anne seven years ago. The number, which was counted on Sunday, beats the previous record of 120,000 set in the early 1990s. One of natures true spectacles. NYC Thanksgiving Parade goes ahead - with changes. The phenomenon is believed to be a way for the starlings to keep warm during the colder autumn days and also to exchange information on places to find food. Now it is one of 36 such Smiley images of massed birds rising on our coast like billowing smoke or falling like shaken blankets companioning a poetic new text by Suffolks Julia Blackburn, musing on the recent death of her sculptor husband. Another keen fan is RSPB warden Jim Scott, who continues the bird counts which have been carried out on the coast for decades to monitor populations of winter migrants. Some of the starlings are native, others come from colder countries in Europe, seeking the relative warmth of our island climate in Suffolk and Norfolk. This amazing photograph of a murmuration of starlings was taken by Andrew Smiley was over Walberswick in December 2013. Between September and November, starlings and other birds put on a majestic display, known as murmurations. Video, 00:06:09, 'This is War': Poland’s battle for abortion, 'I was one of the last people to see him alive' Video, 00:02:17, 'I was one of the last people to see him alive', Duchess of Cambridge report on under 5s. Starling murmurations at Gretna Green (wildaboutimages) Aberyswyth Pier. What counts as a substantial meal under Norfolk's tier 2 pub rules? Starlings in Cromer on Saturday March 21. Step-by-step guide to new rules. Picture: Contributed, A a murmeration of starlings is basically a mass aerial stunt of thousands of birds all swooping and diving in unison.Picture: Contributed, The natural wonder can be watched from four key locations in Norfolk and Suffolk. This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. The incredible sight, seen in Norfolk and further afield, is called a murmuration. Read about our approach to external linking. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. This year the settlement at the RSPB Strumpshaw Fen on the River Yare has already been abandoned by thousands of birds. Credit: ITV Anglia Flocks arrive from all directions, to form a murmuration of tens, sometimes even hundreds of thousands of birds. Video, 00:01:00Starlings' 'ballet of the skies' filmed. Video, 00:00:49, Starling murmuration wows birdwatchers. Video, 00:02:41Duchess of Cambridge report on under 5s. Some 140,000 knots have landed on The Wash at Snettisham, near King’s Lynn. Thousands of knots form spectacular murmurations as they take off at Snettisham. Video, 00:02:49, 'This is War': Poland’s battle for abortion. They've been observed in massive numbers in towns from King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth, as well as more rural areas. Starling murmurations are a seasonal spectacle. Please watch it all as they get very very close at times and some of the shapes are amazing. Sep; Oct; Nov; Dec; Jan; Feb; Mar; Apr; May; Jun; Jul; Aug; Sep; People interested +15. Four Norfolk schools closed due to Covid-19 Norfolk’s coronavirus infection rate jumps to new high level Norwich couple who duped students out of £220,000 ordered to pay back less than £5,000 Video, 00:00:23, Starling murmuration over Cossington. What was ‘strange stretched circle’ spotted over Norfolk skies? This year the settlement at the RSPB Strumpshaw Fen on the River Yare has already been abandoned by thousands of birds. Often called a "ballet of the skies", experts believe starlings perform the aerial acrobatics to create safety in numbers, as a way of keeping warm and to exchange information about good feeding spots. Norfolk Wildlife Trust is working for the protection and enhancement of Norfolk's wildlife and wild places. This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Video, 00:01:00, Why do starlings 'dance' in the sky? A murmuration of starlings before they set down to roost over the town centre in Great Yarmouth.