This blog is no more. I no longer watch my humble little patch in Fulham and therefore have no more to post.
Thank you for arriving. Feel free to flick through the previous posts, it's not entirely full of drivvle. If you get bored of the ornithological history of Fulham, click on the links on the right. They are generally rather good...
Thanks to all that have read this over the last couple of years and commented and linked and all of that. It's been emotional
Friday, November 05, 2010
It seems that the Wandsworth Bridge Starlings get together a little up river before moving in as there were a couple of thousand on the
dump waste transfer station this evening.
In my recent travels criss-crossing the river over the past couple of months I've noticed Starling activity on other bridges. Tower Bridge has some, as does Battersea Bridge (a similar construction to Wandsworth Bridge - the Starlings roost underneath remember) and there have been a couple of other dusky encounters.
The question is - are all (or the majority) London Starlings roosting on the bridges over the Thames? With 4500 regular under Wandsworth Bridge, it isn't too much of a stretch to extrapolate that up to the 10,000 mark for the whole city. If I wasn't moving out I may have considered trying to get counts for each of the bridges over the course of the winter, but that may have to wait for later in life.