About Starling Magic in Rømø-Tønder
Starling magic (also known as black sun) is a natural phenomenon that can be experienced in spring and in autumn when starlings gather in enormous flocks in the Tønder and Ribe marshlands.
The starlings come here from all around the Baltic Sea and from Norway. Right before they settle down for the night in the reeds, they dance in the dusk creating beautiful patterns – this is called starling magic (black sun) and can be experienced in the marshlands.
The show ends around sunset when the starlings settle down for the night.
Their location changes often both to avoid bird of prey and because the reeds break after a few days of use – starlings do not like wet feet.