The skies above Lutterworth, Leicestershire were filled with a stunning sight on Wednesday 1 March. Footage of the event captured a murmuration of starlings, creating an incredible aerial display.
The murmuration is a phenomenon that occurs when large flocks of starlings fly together in an intricate formation. The birds move in unison, creating mesmerising patterns in the sky. It is thought that the birds fly in this way to confuse predators and protect themselves from danger.
The footage of the starlings over Lutterworth was captured by local resident, John Smith. He said: “I was walking my dog when I saw the starlings in the sky. It was an amazing sight and I just had to take a video.”
The murmuration has been a popular topic on social media, with many people sharing their own footage of the event. BBC East Midlands have also been encouraging people to share their stories and photos of the starlings.
The murmuration of starlings is a truly remarkable sight and one that should be appreciated and enjoyed. It is a reminder of the beauty of nature and the incredible things that can be seen in our skies.
If you’re lucky enough to witness a murmuration, make sure to take some photos or videos and share them with BBC East Midlands on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can also send your story ideas to email@example.com.
The murmuration of starlings over Lutterworth was a stunning sight that will be remembered for some time to come. It is a reminder of the beauty of nature and the incredible things that can be seen in our skies. So, if you’re lucky enough to witness a murmuration, make sure to take some photos or videos and share them with BBC East Midlands.