Starlings’ Dazzling Airshow

2 02 2014
Thousands of starlings take flight obscuring the sky. (PA)Thousands of starlings take flight obscuring the sky. (PA)

Thousands of starlings take flight obscuring the sky. (PA)Thousands of starlings take flight obscuring the sky. (PA)

At this time of the year, starlings migrate from colder to milder climate in groups of thousands birds.

But do you know that they could create amazing airshows in the sky?

Please take a look at these amazing photos from Yahoo News …

A murmuration of starlings fills the sky above Shapwick Heath, Somerset. (SWNS)

A murmuration of starlings fills the sky above Shapwick Heath, Somerset. (SWNS)

The starlings move as one, creating this stunning formation that resembles a leopard. (PA)The starlings move as one, creating this stunning formation that resembles a leopard. (PA)

The starlings move as one, creating this stunning formation that resembles a leopard. (PA)The starlings move as one, creating this stunning formation that resembles a leopard. (PA)

The small birds perform a ballet dance as they swoop and glide in the sky. (PA)The small birds perform a ballet dance as they swoop and glide in the sky. (PA)

The small birds perform a ballet dance as they swoop and glide in the sky. (PA)The small birds perform a ballet dance as they swoop and glide in the sky. (PA)

Starlings are common garden birds but have been placed on the Red List for its sharp decline since the 1970s. (PA)Starlings are common garden birds but have been placed on the Red List for its sharp decline since the 1970s. (PA)

Starlings are common garden birds but have been placed on the Red List for its sharp decline since the 1970s. (PA)Starlings are common garden birds but have been placed on the Red List for its sharp decline since the 1970s. (PA)

The murmuration of starlings form a shape of a bat above the small village of Rigg. (PA)The murmuration of starlings form a shape of a bat above the small village of Rigg. (PA)

The murmuration of starlings form a shape of a bat above the small village of Rigg. (PA)

Starlings are common garden birds but have been placed on the Red List for its sharp decline since the 1970s. (PA)

Starlings are common garden birds but have been placed on the Red List for its sharp decline since the 1970s. (PA)

Is this Dumbo the Elephant? A murmuration of starlings snapped in Hereford at one point appeared to look like the long-nosed animal. (SWNS)

Is this Dumbo the Elephant? A murmuration of starlings snapped in Hereford at one point appeared to look like the long-nosed animal. (SWNS)

Danger: A large bird of prey swoops on the starlings forcing some of them to take flight. (PA)Danger: A large bird of prey swoops on the starlings forcing some of them to take flight. (PA)

Danger: A large bird of prey swoops on the starlings forcing some of them to take flight. (PA)Danger: A large bird of prey swoops on the starlings forcing some of them to take flight. (PA)

Starlings are common garden birds but have been placed on the Red List for its sharp decline since the 1970s. (PA)

Starlings are common garden birds but have been placed on the Red List for its sharp decline since the 1970s. (PA)

The bird of prey returns to shock the hundreds of starlings. Starlings are said to gather in great numbers in order to confuse large preying birds such as the one pictured (left). (PA)The bird of prey returns to shock the hundreds of starlings. Starlings are said to gather in great numbers in order to confuse large preying birds such as the one pictured (left). (PA)

The bird of prey returns to shock the hundreds of starlings. Starlings are said to gather in great numbers in order to confuse large preying birds such as the one pictured (left). (PA)The bird of prey returns to shock the hundreds of starlings. Starlings are said to gather in great numbers in order to confuse large preying birds such as the one pictured (left). (PA)

The small birds perform a ballet dance as they swoop and glide in the sky. (PA)The small birds perform a ballet dance as they swoop and glide in the sky. (PA)

The small birds perform a ballet dance as they swoop and glide in the sky. (PA)The small birds perform a ballet dance as they swoop and glide in the sky. (PA)

At the end of a sunny day, tens of thousands put on a stunning display as they head home to roost in Derbyshire. (Matthew Taylor/REX)

At the end of a sunny day, tens of thousands put on a stunning display as they head home to roost in Derbyshire. (Matthew Taylor/REX)

Although starlings can look beautiful the noise they make can be a nuisance. Their high-pitched chirping and whistling combined with the sound of thousands of the birds' wings moving as one can mean the murmuration can be heard hundreds of metres away. (Photo by Matthew Taylor/REX)

Although starlings can look beautiful the noise they make can be a nuisance. Their high-pitched chirping and whistling combined with the sound of thousands of the birds’ wings moving as one can mean the murmuration can be heard hundreds of metres away. (Photo by Matthew Taylor/REX)

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