Check out this amazing footage showing a chance encounter with one of Britain's most beautiful - and normally shy - wild creatures.
It was captured by one of our own producers as she took a walk in the summer sunshine on the Somerset Levels.
Incredibly, after viewing it from afar the curious animal hopped up to do some investigation of its own, before making its way off into the distance.
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Thousands of starlings formed the shape of a heart over the Somerset Levels in this picture sent to us by viewer Khi Deva.
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This video clip shows water spilling out of the River Tone into Currymoor on the Somerset Levels.
This is how the system is supposed to work when the river floods.
Up to 14 million cubic metres of water can be stored on the moor and pumped back into the river when the level drops.