11/11/11

Magic.

I needed to pass this on. It gives me goosebumps every time.

15 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this. I've seen it in my Facebook feed but never made the time to click on it. Glad I stopped her and took the time to check it out!

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  2. Wow. That's really cool, and a little eerie. When they coalesce, they remind me of the smoke monster.

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  3. Anonymous8:57 PM

    That was amazing and gave me chills too. WOW

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  4. I think something about this phenomenon was airing on Discovery or some channel way up in the 100's. It's a pretty amazing thing, and this video really makes it even cooler.

    Peace <3
    Jay

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  5. This was absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. I meant to say (and forgot) that it's called a murmuration. Very rare. Very cool.

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  7. TheVoelkel1:12 AM

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    Yes, an ellipsis. That is all.

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  8. Anonymous10:31 AM

    I love when birds do this, but I've never seen it on such a grand scale. Thanks so much for posting this!

    Andrea

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! I had to share it too, especially with my husband. Thank you for posting this!

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  10. Boy, God sure did know what he was doing! Beautiful!

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  11. Sorry, sorry, I can't be the only one to find this scary, right? Nobody else was scarred by the movie Birds? No?

    I'll go hide my head and think of ponies or something now.

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  12. I once watched a flock of birds maybe 1/4 the size of this one do this sort of thing and it was so cool I stopped in the middle of my day and watched it for about 20-30 min but with a flock of birds this size it's way more amazing.

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  13. That is amazingly beautiful! I wonder WHY the starlings do that?

    I must confess to also wondering if all those birdies left any little presents on the heads of the watchers... :-)

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  14. Anonymous3:43 PM

    I'm guessing that it's a result of their flocking habits.

    They're like schools of fish in that everybody follow everybody.

    Since there's no leader, the murmuration (and many schools) travel in a random manner.

    Since everybody is following, the direction passes through the murmuration like a wave as everybody responds to everybody.
    -will m

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  15. Teacup3:09 PM

    Took my breath away.

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