80,000 Budgies Form A Tornado Over A Waterhole In Australian Outback


Stunning photographs have emerged of the dazzling moment tens of thousands of budgies are tornadoing through the sky in a vivid spectacle.

h/t: dailymail


British photographer Paul Williams – producer and director at the BBC Natural History Unit – was treated to a mesmerising display, with the murmuration of birds creating breathtaking patterns above a shrinking waterhole in the Australian outback.


The budgies – a small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot or parakeet – flocked in droves to brighten up the sky as a tornado descended in desperate search for scarce water in the heart of the country.


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