We held a winter Chirp&Drift workshop at RSPB Leighton Moss in late January, again, in collaboration with Sarah Hymas and Laurence Rose. We decided to focus on ideas around ‘flocking’ behaviour, as it was the time of year for catching the astonishing aerial displays of huge flocks of starlings murmurating in the area. The workshop was oversubscribed with enthusiastic participants, eager for a creative and inspiring day. We started with a walk around the reserve led by Laurence, who, again was inspiring and knowledgable. We all listened and observed carefully, thinking about how birds work together and adapt to their environment.
We then went into the holt for lunch, followed by a creative workshop my Sarah and myself. We experimented with generating ‘flocks’ of words and played with musical flocking behaviour with our voices and bird imitation whistles.
Following on from our creative collaborations, we trekked over to other Leighton Moss site, that overlooks Morecambe Bay to see if we could find a murmuration of starlings… we were not disappointed !