Mr Biber, a semi-professional photographer, won the competition and has since had requests from experts who use his images to prove the difference between real and doctored images. And the unique snap made this semi-professional photographer won the top prize in an international photography competition. The holy grail blood test that checks for FIFTY types of cancer: Groundbreaking technique will be trialled... Friends star Matthew Perry, 51, is ENGAGED to girlfriend Molly Hurwitz, 29: 'I happened to be dating the... What do Tiers mean for me, when will restrictions change... and what about Christmas? I was with my wife Anita at dusk when a cloud of starlings appeared overhead. Video, 00:03:17The former prisoner turned leading man, One-minute World News. Click here to sign in with It was a really unusual shape and I think it was because there were four Sparrowhawks who kept diving into the birds to try and pick them off. Video, 00:01:09Starling murmuration over Cossington, Starling murmuration draws crowds. Starlings can pack themselves into a roosting site — reed beds, dense hedges, human structures like scaffolds — at more than 500 birds per cubic meter, sometimes in … Mr Biber has visited the northeast of Spain for a number of years and knew about the fascinating display that starlings put on. You're amazing! He managed to take a series of images which show the birds merging into the shape of a giant bird when they were targeted by a predator. Video, 00:01:33, Fans weep by football legend Maradona's coffin, 'I was one of the last people to see him alive' Video, 00:02:17, 'I was one of the last people to see him alive', What can ninjas teach us in a pandemic? Video, 00:01:00One-minute World News, Fans mourn footballer Diego Maradona. - Love Nature Calendar 2013 - Love nature? He has been taking pictures since 1981 when he started off with his first reflex camera and has been taking digital snaps since 2008. Birds also keep altering their place in the flock, taking turns to be at the front, sides and back. He managed to take a series of images which show the birds merging into the shape of a giant bird when they were targeted by a predator. Some have suggested it's a random thing, each bird simply flies making sure not to run into a neighbor. Science X Daily and the Weekly Email Newsletter are free features that allow you to receive your favorite sci-tech news updates in your email inbox. The starlings swirled around the sky, taking on different shapes as they flew. This is the fascinating moment a murmuration of starlings made a giant bird in the sky. There are still some locations that are hotspots for where you are likely to see them; one of which is in Attenborough. Video, 00:00:43, Tips on how to spot starlings. Get weekly and/or daily updates delivered to your inbox. The mystery behind starling flocks explained, X-ray diffraction reveals details inside mummies without having to open them up, Physicist creates N95-type respirators using cotton candy machine, Springer Nature announces plan for open access publishing of research papers, Amateur astronomer Alberto Caballero finds possible source of Wow! "It was the most amazing show," she said. 'I realised that I had captured a unique snapshot, technically, sharp and in high quality.'. Mr Biber lives in Hilzingen, Germany, and now runs a bicycle business following his career as an aerospace engineer. Maybe you’ve seen a murmuration before, but this one is especially beautiful. You are Amazing. Mr Biber added: 'I always have at least one camera on me whenever I leave the house. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details to third parties. Howzat for an outrage! The image was submitted to an international photography run by the bird observatory Vogelwarte Sempbach in Switzerland. If you'd like to receive daily updates then register to receive notifications directly to your browser. TOM UTLEY: No more cricket teas? © 2020 BBC. Almost one million more EU citizens have applied to stay in the UK after Brexit than had been expected as... Is Brussels set to give way on fishing rights? .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking.