Murmuration


A flock of 10,000 starlings put on an impressive show near Gretna, Scotland this week.  Photographer Paul Bunyard films the poetry-in-motion spectacle of nature and puts it to music.


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  1. Reblogged this on photographyofnia.

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  2. sky ballet

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  3. wow, just so beautiful

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  4. Absolutely stunning grand & spectacular display of nature’s grandeur!

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  5. Fantastic.

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  6. How DO they do it? How do they know? A symphony on the wing–completely mesmerizing…

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    • WLS – and not just because I’m about to immerse myself in T’giving prep..

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      • “There are several theories as to why starlings gather in this way,” Chris Collett of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds told MailOnline. “Some say it’s for fun, or for communication, but the most likely reason is for survival, the theory being that the sheer number of birds will confuse a bird of prey.”

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        • I think they get the genius award for figuring out how to preserve their species and play while doing it. True, Margaret Mead would say that’s why there’s sex, but these guys are having fun in droves (let’s not talk about Plato’s Retreat here – you know what I mean)… 😉

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  7. Nature at its best!

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  8. 10,000 are you certain? 😀

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  9. Reblogged this on Bright, shiny objects… and commented:
    A beautiful dance of nature…

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  10. These massive flockings seem like a celebration of some kind. And make me feel wee and small.

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  11. Rupert Sheldrake (I am reading his book now), author of Dogs Who Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home, calls this Morphic Resonance.
    Having lived at one time where Starlings passed through during migration, I must say I have never been more amazed by animals acting as one organism.
    Fantastic video!

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  12. So beautiful! And it couldn’t happen without complete cooperation and collaboration on the part of the birds (what a concept!). Happy Thanksgiving, David! I’m grateful you are in my life.

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  13. AWE…mazing!

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  14. Amazing! What a sight.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful – so peaceful to watch too! 🙂

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