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    Birds of a Feather Flock WildlyTogether: Video

    murmurationThe sight of thousands of starlings flying en masse in a single, wildly dynamic flock is known as a murmuration. The phenomenon is not entirely understood, but it is a marvel to observe. Check out the video we share in this post. ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on February 1, 2013 9:15 AM & Tagged murmuration, starlings and video | permalink | Comments

    Video: A Murmuration of Starlings

    fileDid you know that the name for a group of starlings is a "murmuration"? It's an evocative word for a natural phenomenon that can be truly mesmerizing to watch. The movements of the individual starlings in a group can synchronize to such a remarkable degree that the murmuration appears to have a mind of its own. The result is a stunning show of rapidly shifting patterns across the canvas of the sky. Apparently, even scientists who have studied this behavior have yet to determine how the ...

    Posted by Craig D. on November 7, 2011 4:22 PM & Tagged birds, murmuration, starling, starlings and video | permalink | Comments

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