Starling mass in Winchester (17 images)

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Thousands of starlings took to the skies above a housing estate at night in a scene eerily reminiscent of classic horror film The Birds. The enormous flock of birds filled the sky in a huge black mass for more than an hour, bringing to mind Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 chiller, in which a small town is terrorised by aggressive birds.

This gathering was part of an event known as a murmuration, where starlings perform a series of remarkable aerial stunts for more than an hour before...
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