December 2003 – vol. 96, issue 12, pp 653–656 For the past ten years, I have studied the behaviour of Common Starlings Sturnus vulgaris which in autumn roost in vast numbers in the reedbeds of S'Abulfera Parc Natural, Mallorca. Each evening, the starlings fly into the Parc from many directions in substantial flocks, gathering first at diverse collecting points before later moving en masse to a single roost site. When making these flights they ... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.