Murmuration over the River Shannon

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Local photographer Fiona McGuire filmed a fascinating murmuration over the River Shannon last week.

Local photographer Fiona McGuire filmed a fascinating murmuration over the River Shannon last week.

A murmuration, or flocking starlings, are one of nature’s most incredible sights. The video clip which is just short of four minutes captures thousands of starlings forming dark, moving clouds in the dusk sky over the Shannon. The phenomenon occurred in Carrick-on-Shannon and has been noted quite frequently over the past few weeks. Fiona said it was “Beautiful, mesmerising and amazing, and so much more.”