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.
In my day, birds had to flap, so lazy.
— JoelHeyman (@JoelHeyman) July 18, 2017
I think there’s a glitch in the matrix.
— JJ-Sama 💫 (@Thejourneyman66) July 17, 2017
Float on, little bird.