With the Starling Season upon us and with the current situation regarding social distancing and certain places around the country having various local lockdown measures we are changing this winters Murmuration Map .
We have seen that a couple of the Nature Reserves that feature on the Map have asked people not to travel distances to see the Starlings to help reduce numbers within the reserves. We have been requested to not activate some of these reserves and have taken to decision to temporarily remove these sites from the map.
If you are local to these reserves then please continue to add information to the Submit Info form and we will add that to our database when they are added back.
We know that a lot of people will avoid these reserves with crowded narrow paths etc but there are a few great displays with huge open viewing areas like Brighton, Aberystwyth and Blackpool North Piers where not only do you get a great amount of Starlings coming to roost but there is a large viewing area for people to be able to spread out and social distance correctly.
This brings us to an idea for this winter.... LOCAL STARLING SEARCH!!
We think that this winter would give you the opportunity to search out the Roosts local to you..
If you do not know of any close to you then you could ask on your local Facebook Groups/Pages to see if they know of any locally, then you can let us know too.
We shall continue to monitor the situation as we go into the winter and see how the Map is working and what locations will need to be kept dormant for the time being.
Please keep safe and take precautions... if there seem to be too many people consider moving on and coming back again at another time.
Thank you for now
Glenn & Sarah