Animals Wildlife Watch a Flock of Starlings Fly Across a Beautiful Irish Sunset By Ben Bolton Writer University of Georgia Ben Bolton has covered athletics for several universities. He has since embarked on a career as a digital editor, creating media campaigns for major brands. our editorial process Ben Bolton Updated March 16, 2020 Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species Michael Molamphy began the year in one of the most majestic ways possible. He captured beautiful footage of a flock of starlings flying in a murmuration against a gorgeous Irish sunset backdrop. Molamphy filmed the birds at Tipperary Lake in Luska, Ireland. The passerines glide in unison almost like a well-planned ballet against the pink and orange sky. Starlings can grow up to 14 inches in length and weigh up to 14 ounces. They are a highly social family of birds and are known for large flight formations like the one you see in the video. A mesmerizing sunset and a coordinated avian performance are a great way to start a new day — all courtesy of Mother Nature.