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Photographer captures perfect starling formation




Steve Houghton took this picture of a starling murmuration in the shape of a bird on the shores of Rutland Water. Photo: Fourwings Wildlife Imaging. EMN-151203-111429001
Steve Houghton took this picture of a starling murmuration in the shape of a bird on the shores of Rutland Water. Photo: Fourwings Wildlife Imaging. EMN-151203-111429001

A starling murmuration is usually a spectacular sight on its own, but reader Steve Houghton managed to snap the perfect picture while out in Rutland recently.

Steve was photographing the huge flock dance through the sky from the shores of Rutland Water earlier this month. But it was only when he checked his camera afterwards that he realised what he had captured.

He said: “For several days now a huge flock of starlings has been gathering in the area to roost and before doing this the flock flies around often generating incredible shapes. This is known as a murmuration.


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