Sunday, 4 December 2016

Starling Murmuration - Middleton Moor

News of a large Starling murmuration/ roost at Middleton Moor near Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire, was posted on Darley Dale Birder's website earlier in the winter. Yesterday, Jayne and I decided to drive up to have a look. We arrived at about 3.20pm, and the first birds began to arrive almost immediately. In the next 45 minutes tens of thousands of birds flew in and roosted in the reedbeds. Unfortunately the birds didn't "murmurate" much tonight, but it was still an excellent experience.



  1. Hi, I'm planning a trip to see the murmuration at Stoney Middleton in Derbyshire with my octogenarian mother. We're trying to find out how far from the parking area is the hide so that we can figure out if it's easily walkable or whether you can view the spectacle from the comfort of your car?

  2. You can park nearby and it's a short walk down a track. There is a hide but usually a muddy path but you can watch from the top of the track.