We’ve seen birds in flight, and we’ve seen birds at rest, but we’ve never seen a bird quite like this.

In this peculiar footage shared on Reddit, a garage security camera appears to show a bird hovering before the camera. But the bird isn’t actually hovering— rather, it’s a bit of visual trickery caused by the camera’s frame rate, which syncs perfectly with the bird’s wing flapping.

“The orignal [sic] capture was an MP4 @ 20fps,” the Redditor wrote in a comment. “I have converted it into a GIF, and the speed was way too fast to see what was happening. So I then slowed the GIF down to around 75% of the original speed.” 

Naturally, the bird has since floated its way around the internet.

Float on, little bird.



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