On my first visit I got particularly lucky; the setting sun threw some beautiful pink tones into the sky and the starlings put on quite a show. It must’ve lasted around half an hour in all. It began with a small group of starling and steadily grew, with a large groups, seemingly from nowhere, joining up to create ever larger swirls in the sky. Totally mesmerising and unforgettable.

Returning again this year, the weather wasn’t quite so kind. I decided to head onto the pier for a different viewpoint.