Brighton Starling Murmurations

Every year between between the end of October and the start of March tens of thousands of starlings can be seen flocking around Brighton Pier. I am lucky in that my office is only a 3 minute walk from the pier, so if the weather is good I will often wander down to the pier 20 minutes before sunset to watch and shoot one of nature’s wonders. That said they flock no matter what the weather and it’s amazing to watch them move in unison even in very strong winds. Below are some video and photos of Brighton’s starlings that I have shot over the years.

Brighton Starling Murmuration January 2016

Shot in January 2016 on a Samsung NX1.

What makes Brighton Pier such a good spot to watch the starlings is that swoop below you so can look down on the Flock. Once the sun goes down they start moving closer and closer to the pier to the point where you hear the air rushing round their little wings and you can almost reach out and touch them. If you’re near Brighton Nov – March it’s definitely worth making time to see Brighton’s starlings.

Stormy Seas and Starling Murmuration February 2014

Stormy Seas and Starling Murmuration with West Pier in Background. Shot in February 2014 on a Samsung Galaxy NX.

Brighton Starling Murmuration shot on a Lomo LCA October 2010

Shot a Lomo LCA and Kodak Ektar in October 2010

Starling Murmuration and Brighton Pier

Shot in February 2016 on a Samsung NX1

Starling Murmuration above the Pier

Shot in January 2016 on 5D mark iii.

Brighton Starling Murmuration February 2015

Shot in February 2015 on a Samsung NX1.

Brighton Starling Murmuration January 2015

Shot in January 2015 on a Samsung NX1.

Brighton Starling Murmuration February 2016

Shot in February 2016 on a Samsung NX1.

Starling Murmuration

Shot in February 2015 on a Canon 5D mrk iii with a Petzval lens.

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One Response to Brighton Starling Murmurations

  1. Ohh, these are beautiful, I especially like the first one.

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