Tuesday, May 29, 2012

You'd Think This Many Starlings Would be a Disaster

What do you get when a few hundred thousand starlings gather overhead?

No, that's what I thought, too. It's actually called a murmuration. Observe:

Hat tip to Chicago Ted for pointing me to this.


Chip said...

I'm not a big fan of starlings, an invasive species that takes over the nesting areas of native songbirds, but this is one awe inspiring sight. Almost enough to make you forget their Latin name, "Sturnus vulgaris."

Bob Miller said...

Anneliese's comment was, "It's like they're trying to tell us something."