Caption: Huge flock of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) flying over silhouetted trees at sunset. Starlings form enormous flocks called murmurations, typically before settling down to roost, which are thought to afford protection against predation by birds of prey. Filmed in Eastern Cleddau, Pembrokeshire, UK.

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Starling murmuration

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Duration: 00:01:06.03

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