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Incredible Moment Flock Of Starlings Form Giant Bird Over a Lake

Stunning pictures show the moment a flock of starlings fore the exact shape of a giant bird as they fly in formation over a lake in Ireland.

Photographer James Crombie captured the rare sight over Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath on 2nd of March.

I’m sure you’ll agree that these photos are nothing short of amazing

Photographer James Crombie captured the stunning murmuration of starlings swooping over Lough Ennell on Tuesday evening. The flock formed the outline of a giant bird

Also caught on video, the breathtaking footage shows the starling murmuration swooping and diving uniformly while forming the outline of a bird.

Photographer James Crombie captured the stunning murmuration of starlings swooping over Lough Ennell on Tuesday evening. The flock formed the outline of a giant bird

Photographer James Crombie travelled to Lough Ennell around 50 times just to see the murmurations.

Stunning footage captured of a lake in Ireland Mr Crombie and friend Colin Hogg had been watching the starlings for weeks as they tried to find the ideal location for shooting the impressive footage. Mr Crombie told the Irish Times that he had already formed an 'image in his head' that he wanted to replicate

James Crombie and his friend Colin Hogg were watching the starlings for weeks ahead of the event as they attempted to find the best location for shooting the incredible footage. as they tried to find the ideal location for shooting the impressive footage.

Footage shows the starlings swooping, twisting and diving in unison as they nest in the weeds. Mr Crombie reportedly shot between 400 and 500 frames before capturing the perfect image

You can see in the footage the starlings swooping, twisting and diving all together in unison before they nest in the weeds.

Apparently, it took between 400 and 500 frames shots before capturing the perfect image

Murmuration is a phenomenon that sees hundreds or thousands of starlings fly together in the sky to form patterns. They can form shapes such as birds (pictured), as well as love hearts and Christmas stockings

Murmuration is a phenomenon where up to thousands of starlings all fly together in the sky to form patterns.

The starlings formed a perfect shape above Lough Ennell in Ireland (pictured), located near the town of Mullingar. Starlings are smaller than blackbirds and have a pointed head and triangular wings

Starlings usually group together in order to protect themselves from predators like falcons who find it difficult to target one bird in a pack.

Starlings group together to protect themselves from predators such as falcons. They find it difficult targeting one bird in a pack

Starlings also gather together to keep warm at night and to communicate. 

The starling population in the UK has fallen by over 80 per cent in more recent years meaning that they are now on the list of birds most at risk.

When their nesting period is over, starlings often gather in large flocks and use woodlands and forestry for roosting. Roosting sites can accommodate thousands of birds

When the nesting period for starlings is over, they often gather in large flocks and use woodlands and forestry for roosting.

Starlings also group together to keep warm at night and to communicate. The starling population in the UK has fallen by 80 per cent in recent years

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Joe Kahlo

Written by Joe Kahlo

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