Starling 'murmuration' wows crowds at West Pier

Posted On 30 Nov 2009 at 8:57 pm

The incredible flocks of starlings swooping over the remains of Brighton’s West Pier have been a growing attraction for visitors to the city for some years.

Now, the RSPB has built a mobile viewing platform to allow birdwatchers to get a closer look at their airbourne acrobatics, known as murmuration.

Chris Woolner, RSPB South East project officer, said: “Brighton is famous for this amazing spectacle of nature and people come from miles to watch.

“It really is a mesmerising experience and when you stand on the pier as the flock sweeps towards and around you fell like you are part of it.”

Click here to see a video of the starlings on the BBC website.

This video, Strictly Starlings, was shot this month over the Palace Pier by Peter Greenhalgh.

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