Murmuration of starlings creates hypnotic patterns in Leicestershire sky

Story and video from Storyful

After weeks of regular murmuration exhibitions by starlings in the sky above Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, a local resident finally filmed the birds flying in hypnotic patterns above his neighbourhood.

In footage captured by Neil Booton, the birds can be seen whizzing around above local rooftops.

However, despite the displays, Booton admitted to Storyful that some local residents are annoyed at the mess created by the starlings.

Speaking to Leicestershire Live he said: “The noise of all the wings flapping is like wind blowing through trees. But you’re also very conscious that it’s raining bird poo."