Ever wondered where you can spot a starling murmuration near Andover?

During winter months, a large number of starlings visit Britain from the continent in order to find warmth in our island climate, their 'murmurations' - the name for a flying flock of starlings - create spectacular shapes in the sky.

Murmurations can be made up of tens and even hundreds of thousands of starlings, spiralling and funnelling into incredible shapes in the sky.

These wonderful natural phenomena have been spotted in and around Basingstoke, and we've compiled a list of places where you just may be able to spot the beautiful birds.

Using information from starlingsintheuk.co.uk, we've put together a list of recent starling sightings, and where they were seen.

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Where can I see starling murmurations near Andover this year?

  • Micheldever Station - Spotted at the end of February 2024
  • Salisbury Plain - Spotted January 20, 2024
  • Downton, near Wick Lane - Spotted January 16, 2024
  • Winnall Moors Nature Reserve - Spotted early December 2023 at the recreation centre

Where have starling murmurations been spotted in previous years?

  • Basingstoke Road, Ramsdell - Spotted December 23, 2022
  • Sunton, Wiltshire - Spotted March 1, 2023
  • The Nature Discover Centre, Thatcham - Spotted November 18, 2022 and multiple previous years
  • Pewsey, Wiltshire - Spotted mid Januray 2022
  • The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge - Spotted end of December 2021
  • Solstice Park, Amesbury - Spotted October 2018