Photographer Ed Sykes, 42, of Halifax, West Yorkshire, was out visiting one of his favourite spots to picture the birds on Saturday afternoon (05/12).

Taking the shot just as the sun was setting at 4.15pm and against the trees at RSPB Fairburn Ings, Castleford, a protected nature reserve area.

The birds then beautifully formed the shape of a giant Christmas stocking much to photographer Ed’s amazement.

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