A few years ago my friend Kelly told me about the Starling Murmuration. I'd never heard about it before, but she told me where she'd watched it and showed me some photos, so we went. The first time we saw them quite far away, but it was incredible. Thousands of starlings arrive in flocks at sunset and swoop through the sky making all sorts of patterns. We stood with a small group of people in silence until the birds had all landed and the show was over. That weekend we went back again and the birds flew to the same spot from every direction. As we were walking to the spot a few flocks flew above us and just the sound of their wings was amazing. It is one of the most magical, mesmerising things I've ever watched... both Chris and I were hooked. We've been back a number of times now and each time it has got better. We've also been in the morning at sunrise when they wake a fly away in flocks. The most recent visit we were in a hut right in the middle of the murmuration. We had the most amazing sunset too. You don't get to see the patterns in the same way but the incredible sound of the birds swishing all around us was so, so amazing. My photos don't do it justice at all... you need to go and see this phenomenon yourself! It happens in the winter... December/ January is when the numbers are at their best. You can see murmurations all over the UK, including Brighton Pier and a number of RSPB sites. We've been to Ham Wall in Somerset and been lucky to see them every time.