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Monday 30 December 2013

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

David Attenborough presents the starling. Throughout autumn parties of starlings have been crossing the North Sea to join our resident birds and as winter's grip tightens they create one of Nature's best spectacles. These huge gatherings, sometimes a million or more strong, are called murmurations and they offer the birds safety in numbers.

  • Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

    Webpage image courtesy of RSPB (rspb-images.com).


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    Tweet of the Day

    Discover British birds through their songs and calls. Each Tweet of the Day begins with a different…

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