Starling roost on Dartmoor
On my way home from Lydford Gorge today I went up to Okehampton Camp to watch the starling roost come in.
It is absolutely spectacular – hundreds of thousands of birds – maybe more come in just before dusk and roost in the conifer trees at the west end of the army camp. To me this is one of the most spectacular wildlife events you can see in Britain.
From Okehampton follow the signs to the Army Camp and drive right up onto the moor. Stand around the southern boundary of the camp where it meets the moor about 30 minutes before sunset ….. For fuller directions – see here.
You may even be treated a lovely sunset.
Full photoset here.