Huge flock of birds fly into the shape of a rabbit

A photographer has captured the incredible moment a murmuration of starlings took the shape of a rabbit over the British skyline just before New Year's Eve (December 30).

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

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.

Copeland commented: "What an amazing sight! Such poetic shapes"