A magnificent mass of birds has been filmed forming an dragon shape in the sky while escaping from predators.
A dark blanket covers the sky as over 150,000 starlings soar through the air at Ripon Racecourse in North Yorkshire.
Videographer Gary Lawson, 47, described the murmuration as a ‘dragon’ as it tore through the sky and at times shrouded the spectators in darkness.
Gary said: “When it starts getting dark you can see the birds, all flocking together, it starts as a couple of thousand dotted around, coming together, and then they create a murmuration.”
“It’s like theatre watching them all come in and feels like classic opera with the crescendo building and building, it’s different every time you go.”
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