A murmuration, one of the most magical, yet underrated, wildlife spectacles on display in winter, is a swirling cloud-like formation of starlings flying together. With each bird flying as close to its neighbour as possible, copying any change in speed and direction, the birds create a vast, impenetrable, rippling mass that is completely magnificent to watch.

Sophie Windsor Clive and her friend recently captured this beautiful phenomenon while canoeing across the River Shannon in Ireland... Wow! Its awesome!