A starling murmuration update

As we've had many requests for information about our starling murmuration, here's the latest news that we have.

As far as we know the dusk murmuration is still at Dingle Marshes and can seen distantly from Dunwich or Walberswick beach car parks. However, there a brief flurry or excitement on Wednesday evening when 5000 starlings headed low and fast over the car park, going towards Island Mere. We haven't had any subsequent reports of them gathering here yet, but perhaps this was the precursor to them returning. Here's hoping!

For the latest information on starlings, please see the RSPB Suffolk Facebook page or @RSPBMinsmere on Twitter.

If you know of any roosts elsewhere on the Suffolk coast, please let us know.

  • 19/01/2019 16:30

    Me and my Mum watched we Starling Murmuration while we were sitting in the car at Southwold Harbour Carpark and it lasted about half an hour. The Murmuration might of went of longer but once the Starlings went below the tree line it was hard to see the through my Binoculars.

    My Flickr. Photos link HERE

  • In reply to nickbarn:

    Nice sighting Nick, am hoping they move back to Minsmere

    KR
    Tony

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/wherryman/

  • In reply to nickbarn:

    Thanks Nick. Being just across the river form Walberswick I did wonder whether they'd be visible from Southwold as well

  • In reply to Ian Barthorpe:

    I just brought my Binoculars at Minsmere, while we were at Minsmere I saw my second Goldcrest and about 20 Long tailed tit they were all near the Bitten Hide. I had a good first day using my binoculars, it has took me nearly 40 years to find an easy way for me to use a pair. 

    My Flickr. Photos link HERE

  • In reply to nickbarn:

    February 2018

    Live simply, so others may simply live.

  • In reply to nickbarn:

    The Starling Murmuration photo I just added to this thread was in February 2018 so they may return to Minsmere in Feb 2019 with a bit of luck :-)

    Live simply, so others may simply live.

  • It seems the starliings may be missing at the moment. Does anyone know where they are? The last positive report we had from Dunwich/Dingle Marshes was on 20 January, since when we've had no news from there. We've had reports that they may be roosting in the Leiston area, but we have no idea of numbers, or whether they're in an easily accessible area with parking.
    Any update would be much appreciated. Better still, if you find them, can you tell them to come back to Minsmere please.