Murmuration: jaw-dropping video of starlings on the wing

Starling FlockAn evening canoe trip on the Shannon recently turned into a phenomenal wildlife encounter of epic proportions for Sophie Windsor Clive and her paddling partner Liberty Smith. The duo witnessed one of the most awe-inspiring sights Ireland’s wildlife has to offer… and caught it on camera.

Some of you may have seen this video featured on social media sites, but it is absolutely worth sharing again here. It is a “murmuration” of starlings, and it’s utterly amazing. Enjoy… and share!

Murmuration from Islands & Rivers on Vimeo.

About Calvin Jones

Calvin Jones is a freelance writer, author, birder and lifelong wildlife enthusiast. He is founder and managing editor of He is also the tour leader and wildlife guide on our West Cork based Discover Wildlife tours.
Calvin is also co-author of bestselling digital marketing titles and offers digital business consulting services and training through Digital Marketing Success


  1. Clouds of starlings like this are also to be seen from Dromod, Leitrim train station


  1. […] a group of starlings fly together to keep themselves safe from larger predators. Watch this amazing video shot from a few years ago or rent the PBS film for a more comprehensive look at the Shannon. You […]

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