Spectacular starlings steal the show at reserve

Display: The starlings put on a show at Leighton Moss
Display: The starlings put on a show at Leighton Moss
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VISITORS are set to witness an amazing wildlife spectacle over the next few weeks at RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve, near Silverdale.

At this time of year the sky comes alive at dusk, as enormous flocks of starlings can be seen putting on a spectacular display above the reedbed. The birds fly in from all directions and turn the sky black, as they join together en-masse to settle down to roost for the night. Annabel Rushton, visitor experience manager at Leighton Moss, said: “Seeing the huge flocks of starlings dancing in the air is one of the UK’s top wildlife spectacles.”

Around 10,000 starlings have returned to Leighton Moss so far and numbers have been known to grow up to 100,000 some years.