Murmuration beginnings

Pleasant enough evening and as we didn’t get to North Norfolk as originally planned to see the Red Knot on the high tide, I headed to our local housing estate balancing pond hoping to see a few Starlings bedding down at dusk in the reed beds there. And, they were, not quite murmuration numbers as there had been at this time last year, maybe half a dozen small flocks of 25-50 birds.

Broad Lane Balancing Pond, Cottenham, at dusk, 7th November 2019
Dog Rosehips, Broad Lane Pond, Cottenham
Hardly a murmur, half a dozen flocks of about 25-50 Starlings bedding down. 60-70 in this particular group.