A Wild Spectacle

Every autumn starlings flock together in massive numbers and can be seen swooping and swirling in their thousands before going down to roost in the reed bed at the Teifi Marshes.

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Starling murmuration at Teifi Marshes by Tommy Evans
Early evening is the best time to see them and the café and meadow at the Welsh Wildlife Centre provides a fantastic view from above plus the added bonus of a hot drink (or a warming glass of something) and a slice of cake from the Glasshouse café!

Some evenings predators such as the peregrine falcon can be seen chasing the starlings around making them create ever more elaborate formations as they try to escape the dive bombing falcon.

It is thought that starlings group together like this because there is safety in numbers. Their amazing aerial stunts confuse predators and make it difficult to hone in and capture one individual.

They are also thought to roost together in winter in order to keep warm and to exchange information about good feeding sites.

We'll be serving Christmas meals from 1st to 20th December offering our usual high standards of homemade local fayre served in our restaurant with panoramic views over the river Teifi towards Cardigan, and the hills beyond where the murmurations occur. Book Now