The magic of canary flight

We see birds flying about us all the time, whether in cage, aviary or the wild, but how many of us have seen them flapping their wings in slow-motion?
This above clip shows a succession of canaries doing just that. It's quite surreal to see these beautiful feathered creatures flying against an inky background -- and if you'll forgive the cliche, it's the closest thing to poetry in motion you're ever likely to witness.
Watch, enjoy and marvel.
[Thanks to our sub-editor Margaret for the tip-off]