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Old 22-02-17, 06:32 PM
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Default Murmaration in Ripon

We were told about a murmaration in Ripon, which is not to far from us,
so we had a ride out on Sunday, as it was getting dark, small groups of
birds started to come in from all directions. then when it was almost
dark the fun started the aerial display was out of this world, and
enjoyed by all the spectators, sorry about quality of pictures.
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Old 22-02-17, 08:18 PM
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Wow! No need to apologise they are super images, Alan. Mind blowing to see a murmuration and you certainly saw the Starlings in great numbers!

Did you count them by any chance?
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Old 22-02-17, 09:49 PM
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Glad you enjoyed the Spectacle Alan it is well worth seeing. We first saw it in early January when it was about 10,000 birds it has now grown to about 40,000 birds. There has been some good videos on local forums.
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Old 23-02-17, 02:08 PM
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Must admit it was an amazing sight, and well worth the trip over
even though I forgot I had left the Sunday roast in oven,
it was well cooked, a lady from Harrogate Nats Jill warwick, said they had just had a
count done and they recons it was 30,000, I only know it looked
impressive.

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Old 27-02-17, 08:42 PM
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If you are interested Alan there is another big murmuration not far from you at Nosterfield,looks worth a trip.
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Old 28-02-17, 06:15 AM
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Where about in Nosterfield we go to Masham quite a lot
as we have friends up there ??
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Old 28-02-17, 10:24 AM
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The best spot to watch them seems to be at the Flask Lake viewpoint at the quarry complex as they are using the reed bed as a roost. Bitter and Peregrine also showing in the area. The Starlings seem to start their show between five and five thirty pm
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