• Dark clouds welcome here

    A cloud of murmurating starlings, photo by David Kjaer, RSPB-Images.comThe Europeans are coming. European starlings that is. Thousands of them come to the UK every Autumn to enjoy our mild climate. I guess they don't check the Met Office webpages before setting off, but even though it is cold and windy, the birds come here because food is easier to find, and that means survival. We all like survival.

    The great thing about having all these extra starlings is that it makes for more spectacular…

    • 12 Nov 2010