Llandegley starling Roost this evening.

A sparkling frosty evening so we decided to give it a go and glad we did……masses upon masses of birds and early arrivals did put on a performance….Joy and myself were accompanied by Martin( skylark) and his neighbour Stuart….Stuart whom had never seen a murmuration before was well impressed by the sheer nos of birds…. Raptors sighted :- At least 7 buzzards, 1 kite, a very high distant gosshawk and a sparrow hawk.

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11 Responses to Llandegley starling Roost this evening.

  1. Skylarkmidd says:

    Great shots Bazz……. thoroughly enjoyed tonight ……. many thanks to you and Joy

  2. bazzpugh says:

    Cheers Martin, so did we.

  3. Brian pollard says:

    Super shots, great sky

  4. bazzpugh says:

    Cheers Brian…..yes for once the forecast was spot on.

  5. kevjoynes says:

    Very nice.

  6. bazzpugh says:

    Thankyou Kev.

  7. Jay says:

    Forgive the ignorant question but is the Llandegley roost where the Llandrindod flock end up each evening? I enjoy watching the wave of birds fly over my house and often wondered where they spend the night.
    I am 12 months in this area and new to this site. Thank you in anticipation.

  8. bazzpugh says:

    Hi Jay, almost certainly yes….talking to Carlton Parry B.T.O local agent and discussing the( so called) catchment area for the llandegley roost only this a.m ….according to Carlton who with a friend did a survey many years ago reckons they can fly from as far as the Hereford border some 30 miles away so add this distance North South East West and we have Around half a million birds flocking to the roost…..believe me it is a spectacle well worth a trip. If you hunt through the blog archives you will find directions to the roost…..regards Barry Pugh.

  9. bazzpugh says:

    P.S Jay…..Grid ref to the roost:- SO 1390 5984.

  10. clivebrown1 says:

    Great photos Bazz, I must take a visit sometime, we’ve been to see them arriving at the pier in Aberystwyth

  11. bazzpugh says:

    Cheers Clive, it’s not quite so easy as Aberystwyth, but if you don’t mind a bit of a yomp it’s well worth the effort.

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