Firstly apologies that not a lot of work up front on the website has been done and it still looks the same. I have however been working behind the scenes adding 'stuff' (non technical term) to various parts of the website to try to make it higher in the search engine rankings. We are gradually getting there.
Secondly, I didn't really use this Blog section much last season due to a lot of reasons. I have now decided to narrow down my other Social Media activities, mainly admin duties on groups etc so I can concentrate more on my own projects such as the Starling Website and map etc.
With the #murmurationmap I am looking in to a custom marker in the form of a Starling silhouette to replace the Red marker showing sites as active. I have noticed recently that one Google Maps on my phone, the markers as still shown as white so they do not stand out as much. This seems ok via the map link on the website though. Technology eh??
I hope that if I change the 'Active' marker to a custom one then that should make it easier for people to see active roost sites.
Finally, here is a list of the reported active roost sites as of 20th October 2019. Please understand, these are the roost sites that have been reported to us, this doesn't mean that others near you aren't active at the moment. If you do have information about ANY roost site, active or otherwise, then please let us know via our Submit Information form. Thanks
County Kerry, Nine Daughters Hole, Nuns Beach.
Cumbria, North Walney.
Devon, Slapton Ley.
East Sussex, Brighton Pier.
Hampshire, Market St Eastley.
Kent, Ramsgate Seafront.
Lancashire, Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve.
Norfolk, RSPB Titchwell.
Shropshire, Whixhall, Whitchurch.
Somerset, Dowlais Lane, Seawall Reserve.
Suffolk, Hen Reed Beds.
Tyne & Wear, Gosforth Park Nature Reserve.
Wales, Aberystwyth Royal Pier.
Wales, Cardiff Bay Wetlands.
West Sussex Worthing Pier.