Starlings in the moonlight

Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty Images

A flock of starlings perch on a tree silhouetted by the waxing moon on Feb. 11 near Friedrichsdorf, western Germany.

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Starlings bask in the winter moonlight
A waxing moon rises behind a silhouetted flock of starlings perched in a tree.