Thousands of starlings put on spectacular display

Dazzling performance took place near Gretna, Scotland

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The moment thousands of starlings gathered together to perform a spectacular murmuration has been caught on camera.

The dazzling performance took place near Gretna, Scotland, with the small birds putting on the display as the sun went down.

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Grouping together to form different shapes, the birds could be seen flying over their roosting site before suddenly swooping to the ground for the night.

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