Mon 25th Jan 2021Tattenhall Online weather - Partly cloudyPartly cloudy 3°C

The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire

Murmurations over Tattenhall

Home » News » Murmurations over Tattenhall

Autumn brings its own glories and interests.

The wonderful autumn colour of the leaves has all but disappeared and the heavy frosts give a different look to the countryside, but it's the time of year again when there are geese flying overhead gathering in the fields to overwinter and when the starlings are flocking together for safety, and flying over the Mill Pond at the rear of the War Memorial, and Barbour Institute.

Our local murmuration, as it is known, is not quite as big or dramatic as in this photo, but the numbers are growing and is certainly spectacular as they gather and whirl around the sky until altogether they plummet into the reeds. The noise of them in the reeds is quite loud!

So if you are anywhere at that end of the village and as it is getting dusk, keep an eye out for a flock of starlings and watch as they do their dance in the sky.

You might recall that we published an article by Mike Kennerley earlier this year CLICK HERE
(image is for illustrative purposes only).

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

CPRE: Mon 25 Jan 6:06am

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is running a Star Count from 6-14 February 2021.Star-filled skies are one of the most magical sights our countryside has to offer.We want to reconnect people across the country with the wonder of a truly dark sky.Research shows that light pollution is leaving fewer stars than every visible to the naked eye, and we need your help to track how...

Esther Sadler-Williams: Sun 24 Jan 6:14am

You may recall that in the previous lockdowns, a 'Jigsaw Swap Shop' was introduced in the community.So successful was this initiative, that readers have constantly asked if this might be re-introduced.The revival of Jigsaw Puzzles proved to be a 'go to' pastime previously, particularly for those members of our community who are socially isolated.Well — we are re-introducing...

CWaC: Sun 24 Jan 6:05am

Residents of Cheshire West and Chester are being asked for their views on a proposed waste strategy which will shape how the Council delivers waste and recycling services over the next 10 years. The 'Don't let your future go to waste' consultation launched Thursday 21 January. The consultation describes the current waste service in the borough, shares the challenges and...