Growing up in the mystic Michigan peninsula as I did, I’ve seen more than my fair share of alarmingly large flocks of birds. However, I’ve never seen anything that compares to this murmuration, which twists and turns through the air as a living ocean wave. Though starlings are tiny and harmless on the ground, seeing that many in the air makes me a little nervous.
Thankfully, I can watch these acrobatic starlings from the comfort of my own home thanks to the intrepid camera work of Sophie Windsor Clive. Head on past the break for a video.
(via Bits and Pieces)
- We should probably add “murmuration” to this list of groups of things
- Here’s a flock of mechanical birds
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