starlings

With autumn in progress and winter drawing near, millions of starlings are taking to the skies in a daily aerial dance where massive swarms of birds coalesce together and fly as if forming a single cohesive creature.

starlings



Inside the sky-spanning flock, each starling keeps track of at least seven other birds and adjusts its flight pattern based on how neighboring birds are flying and swooping. The photos were taken at Gretna Green in the Scottish borderlands abutting England.

starlings

starlings

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