After visiting Blackpool a few weeks ago to see the starling murmuration on the North Pier, we left feeling very disappointed by the very quick gathering. Wildlife can never be guaranteed and a trip to see something is always a gamble. Of course we could not be defeated.
Our next visit proved to be very successful. As people spent money on the slot machines in the arcades and ate doughnuts from the stands, they were completely oblivious to the natural spectacle that was unfolding only metres away on the pier. We, however were able to enjoy this event completely free of charge plus we had the whole pier to ourselves, well, apart from a few thousand starlings.