Spaniard becomes part of a flock of tens of thousands of starlings
“If they get into my lines that could be very dangerous,” he said. “It’s a first-time experiment. I don’t want to disturb the birds but be a part of them, be part of the flock, be one of them for a little while... just a few seconds. That would be something incredible as a pilot.”
Before taking to the skies, he admitted: “I love to fly. To be a bird is the dream, it is why I fly in paragliding as I feel like a bird when I fly.”
That dream promptly became a reality, in stunning conditions Llorens immersed at the beating heart of the flock, changing direction with the birds at every twist and turn.
The Black Sun phenomenon occurs twice a year as starlings from Norway and others surrounding the Baltic Sea gather in Tøndermarsken in southern Denmark, creating mesmerising dances in the sky of up to a million starlings in any given day.
After the experience, an enraptured Llorens, no stranger to such eye-catching stunts, said: “The feeling of flying with this flock of birds was different from anything I did in my life. I thought I was part of the flock, I thought they were accepting me. At the same time they were moving in different groups and deciding which group to follow. For me, it’s a dream come true. It’s been fantastic.”