Murmuration of Starlings Dances Above Northern California Field

A visitor to Sonoma County, California, was treated to a beautiful sight when a huge flock of starlings took over the skies in synchronized flight on February 4.

Jonathan Soros captured the video and told Storyful he was simply passing by and happened to spot the birds. He pulled over to watch and take some video to share on Twitter, he said.

Experts say birds involved in swooping murmurations like these are likely flying together for protection from predators and to keep warm during winter. Credit: Jonathan Soros via Storyful