Huge flock of birds take shape of a rabbit over Somerset

A photographer has captured the incredible moment a murmuration of starlings took the shape of a RABBIT over the British skyline.

Len Copland was snapping the dusk phenomenon at Ham Wall nature reserve near Glastonbury, Somerset, when it took on the recognisable form.

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A picture taken on February 18, 2014 shows a flock of migrating starlings performing its traditional dance fly before landing to sleep in the Israeli Jordan Valley near the city of Beit Shean. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on February 18, 2014 shows a flock of migrating starlings performing its traditional dance fly before landing to sleep in the Israeli Jordan Valley near the city of Beit Shean. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
A flock of migrating starlings is seen as they perform their traditional dance fly before landing to sleep during the sunset near the southern Israeli village of Tidhar, in the northern Israeli Negev desert, on February 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
A flock of migrating starlings is seen as they perform their traditional dance fly before land to sleep during the sunset near the southern Israeli village of Tidhar in the northern Israeli Negev desert on February 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
A flock of migrating starlings is seen as they perform their traditional dance fly before land to sleep during the sunset near the southern Israeli village of Tidhar in the northern Israeli Negev desert on February 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
HULA LAKE, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 26: (ISRAEL OUT) Migrating gray cranes fly over the Hula Lake on November 26, 2013 in northern Israel. The tens of thousands of cranes which break their southward migration to and from Africa from as far away as Siberia spend a few days at the lakes feeding in farmer's fields and gathering their strength for their onward journeys. An estimated 500 million birds fly over Israel twice a year in their annual migrations. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
EMEK HEFER, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 21: (ISRAEL OUT) Migratory pelicans line up as they break their southward migration at an agricultural water reservoir on November 21, 2013 in Emek Hefer Valley, Israel. The thousands of pelicans which break their southward migration spend a few days at the reservoir feeding in farmers' fields and gathering their strength for their onward journeys. An estimated 500 million birds fly over the Holy Land twice a year in their annual migrations. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
HERGLA, TUNISIA - DECEMBER 17: Migratory birds stand on a tree on December 17, 2013 in Hergla, Tunisia. Hergla is a small cliff-top town in northeastern Tunisia off the Gulf of Hammamet. In the roman period Hergla was the boarder town between the historic regions Byzacena and Zeugitana. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Storks fly over the border between Turkey and Syria, as they prepare to migrate on September 1, 2013, in Hatay. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
LEIGH-ON-SEA, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 02: Thousands of Brent Geese gather at Two Tree Island in the Thames Estuary on October 02, 2013 in Leigh on Sea, England. Each year Brent Geese make a dangerous 2,500 mile journey from Siberia to spend the winter around our coast with up to ten thousand settling in the Thames Estuary. (Photo by John Keeble/Getty Images)
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The swarm first takes the shape of a rabbit's head with long ears and then transforms into a side-on view of the animal.

Ham Wall is a wetland area owned by the RSPB that's home to rare species including water voles, otters and bitterns. It's location at the heart of the Avalon Marshes provides stunning views across the marshes to Glastonbury Tor.

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