I witnessed a murmuration of European Starlings two weeks ago over our house. At the time I did not know there was a name for it, but I knew what I was witnessing was extraordinary. I could not believe the sheer numbers of birds, and they just kept coming. I was on the second floor of our home so I had a more expansive view and could see another large group further away joining the massive group that was passing overhead. They just kept coming. It really was unbelievable and over in less than a minute. I had no time to grab my camera and new that if I looked away for even a second they would be gone. I just stood there soaking it in, knowing this was a phenomenon and a once in a life time experience.

Meg Seabrook

Murmuration of starlings - Wikimedia

Murmuration of starlings – Wikimedia

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.