VIDEO: Wildlife spectacle above Godmanchester nature reserve

10:16 05 February 2014

Starlings at Cow Lane Nature Reserve, Godmanchester. Picture: EDDIE SUTCLIFFE

Starlings at Cow Lane Nature Reserve, Godmanchester. Picture: EDDIE SUTCLIFFE


An artistic display of swooping and swirling by a mass of birds has been drawing birdwatchers to Godmanchester.

A huge flock of starlings has been roosting at Cow Lane Nature Reserve, which is managed by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northampton-shire Wildlife Trusts.

And at almost exactly the same time every evening, just before sunset, thousands of them take to the sky for a spectacle known as a murmuration.

Ouse Valley education and community officer Amy Robinson said: “Between 4.30pm and 5.30pm is the best time to see them. Access to the reserve is limited though, due to flooding. They can be seen from the car park with binoculars.”

The murmuration, pictured, was captured on camera by Eddie Sutcliffe of Granary Close, Godmanchester.

INFORMATION: To see the murmuration, head to the Cow Lane reserve, off the Godmanchester A14 junction . Entry is free. For more on the reserve, click here, search ‘The Reserve at Godmanchester Cow Lane’ on Facebook or go to


More news stories

Yesterday, 19:41
Coroner's Court

A fire caused by a faulty fuse box led to the death of a St Neots man, an inquest has heard.

Yesterday, 14:42
The person British Transport Police would like to speak to in connection with a theft from a vending machine in Huntingdon.

Police have released CCTV images after cash was stolen from a vending machine in Huntingdon.

Yesterday, 10:28
26-year-old Crosbie has been charged with murder following the death of Emille Stapleton last week.

School children were left feeling scared and vulnerable after vandals broke into a St Ives primary school - the second incident in less than a week.

Wed, 15:23
Police and crime commisioner Sir Graham Bright welcomes announcement from chancellor George Osborne

The police and crime commissioner for Cambridgeshire has George Osborne’s promise that there will be no cuts “at all” to police budgets.

The North Pole Cambridge Christmas Festival is back in style throughout the festive season. This annual icy extravaganza is centred around a stunning 600m open-air ice rink, great for a fun filled day out with family & friends.

Read more

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition