17 October 2015
A flock of 1,000 clay starlings on wooden poles has been "flown" across the Downs in Bristol.
The Bristol Murmuration was sculpted by people from Henleaze, Stoke Bishop and Westbury-on-Trym to highlight the dramatic decline of the species.
Zoe Camron, the artist leading the project, said the "wonderful array" of birds included "very exotic-looking starlings" as well as green finches.
The murmuration will be on display on Durdham Downs until 25 October.
Once a common garden bird, starling numbers have fallen dramatically since the 1970s.
Despite the declining population, thousands of the birds can be spotted each winter flying together and creating mesmerising patterns called 'murmurations'.