Bird air shows in Scotland. Amazing spectacle took place in the sky above Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve in Somerset. At first glance it looks like a huge bird travelling across the sky. But this is, in fact, a flock of starlings flying in formation at a Somerset nature reserve. The ‘fantastic’, not to mention appropriate, flock of thousands of starlings creates intimidating shapes to scare off prowling falcon. Once the flock had spotted the predator, it quickly grouped together and inadvertently mimicked the appearance of a giant bird to confuse the hunter, whether it be a sparrowhawk, buzzard or Peregrine Falcons.
Each year European starlings migrate to wintering in Scotland. Flocks of these birds soar and form bizarre shapes in the sky as if they were dancing. Many come to witness their unusual twists in the air.