Melton gets in a flap over stunning murmurations

Residents in Melton have been getting in a flap over stunning formations of huge numbers of birds flying in formation over the town and dropping mess on their cars.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 9:20 am
A stunning murmuration pictured over Melton on Saturday evening by town resident Matthew O'Callaghan EMN-210803-090325001

Social media has been full of photos and videos showing the amazing murmurations which usually take place in early evenings.

It’s a spectacle which has been seen in Melton in previous years and which involves hundreds of birds, usually starlings, returning to their winter roosts after feeding.

Photos on this page were sent in by Melton resident, Matthew O’Callaghan. with the murmuration photograph taken over the Tuxford and Tebbutt factory on Thorpe End.

Bird mess on cars in Melton following a recent spate of stunning murmurations over the town Photo: Matthew O'Callaghan EMN-210803-090315001

If you’ve been enjoying the stunning murmurations in the last week send us a photo and we will print the best ones in this week’s paper.