Its been very wet lately and numbers of Starling in the murmuration and roosting have been much lower, peaking at 12,000 last week. This evening proceedings got underway at about 4.45pm and by 5pm there were approx. 5,000 birds in one tight flock, first hit by a Peregrine and then at least one Sparrowhawk. The murmurations always get better and better with more aerobatics after raptors turn up. All birds roosted by 5.15, again in garden Cypress trees between Broadlands and Oaklands Road.