IF PARKING IS DIFFICULT, PLEASE PARK IN A RESPECTABLE MANNER AND DO NOT BLOCK ACCESS TO THE RESIDENTS PROPERTIES ETC OR RETURN ANOTHER TIME, **This event is now FULL but please see our other dates** A day on the Somerset levels culminating in photographing the incredible million-strong starling roost spectacular. The Somerset murmurations are on an even bigger scale and as I’m watching the hundreds of thousands of starlings coming in to roost, I still feel the same way I did all those years ago. It's basically a mass aerial stunt - thousands of birds all swooping and diving in unison. Half a million birds join murmuration Jump to media player Record numbers of starlings are roosting on the Somerset Levels this winter, the RSPB has said. Of course the murmurations are spectacular, however winter on the Levels is has much more to offer than just starlings. A murmuration of starlings is an amazing sight - a swooping mass of thousands of birds whirling in the sky above. ID DSC_7592 The starling seasons starts in November peaks in December and January, and continues on through February. It's completely breathtaking to witness. The Starling Murmuration Experiencing the majesty and wonder of a starling murmuration is on many people’s bucket lists of natural wonders of the world. Sunset & starling murmurations on the Somerset Levels January 31, 2020 Although I love living in a city, I always appreciate escaping to the countryside for a few hours, and I’m lucky that Bristol is within easy reach of some of the most beautiful parts of the UK. It’s a magical natural spectacle, one I’d happily experience every night for the rest of my life - and never tire of”. A sunset murmuration of starlings, as thousands of birds head to roost in Somerset Levels marshes, in England's Somerset county # Tim Graham / Getty Read more; Migrating starlings … As dusk arrives, the starlings set off for their communal roost in one of the most staggering natural spectacles of all. Having recently joined the BBC Countryfile Magazine team as the new Editorial Assistant, I was delighted to learn that my second day on the job would involve a trip to the Somerset Levels, one of the best places in Britain to witness the starling murmurations. The daytime session will focus on the diverse local wildlife which may include otters, bitterns, egrets and kingfishers. The Friday evening was cloudy and damp and although the starlings came they pretty much landed as soon as the arrived. Starling murmurations During the winter months, large numbers of starlings visit Britain from the continent, seeking out the relative warmth of our island climate. Starling Murmuration – Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. 26 Dec 15 Share this with Facebook Murmuration of starlings This was a sight on my mum's wish list, so as a Christmas present I booked a cottage for a couple of days and we came in hope. Somerset’s murmurations of starlings on a crisp winter dusk is the stuff of legend, and has to be seen to be believed. Starling Murmurations Roost Map IF YOU ARE GOING TO VISIT LOCATIONS TO WATCH STARLINGS, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SOME PLACES GET EXTREMELY BUSY.