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Starling Murmurations

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Starling Murmurations

Post by Kitkat on 6th March 2014, 18:21

This is a short video of the bird species Starlings and their  "murmurations"  Quite amazing and beautiful to watch.



www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=88UVJpQGi88&feature=player_embedded&hd=1
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Re: Starling Murmurations

Post by Umberto Cocopop on 6th March 2014, 22:02

I bet the local windowcleaner's a rich man!  giggle 

I find them a bit scary....
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Post by Kitkat on 7th March 2014, 13:36

@Umberto Cocopop wrote:I find them a bit scary....

That'll be the Hitchcock Effect (The Birds).  cheesy 

There is a huge mural on the whitewashed wall of a Sainsbury's forecourt near where I used to work -
It's a very realistic depiction of a line of crows perched all the way across, high up on what looks like a telegraph wire between two posts.   surprised   
I think the idea is to keep the pigeons away (there used to be notices up around - 'PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE PIGEONS'.  
It does seem to work, because there is a tree over in the opposite corner of the forecourt where the pigeons congregate and, depending on the weather, a regular little swimming pool puddle right underneath which they seem to enjoy - but they stick to that corner and you never see any of them out on the forecourt or anywhere near The Crows!
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Re: Starling Murmurations

Post by Umberto Cocopop on 10th March 2014, 14:25

@KitKat wrote:
@Umberto Cocopop wrote:I find them a bit scary....

That'll be the Hitchcock Effect (The Birds).  cheesy 

That's probably it!

Yes, they look amazing but if they swept down on you you'd be buggered!
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Re: Starling Murmurations

Post by Whiskers on 10th March 2014, 20:30

Fascinating how they all move and turn as one at the very same split second. And they all go home in the evening!!! I wonder if there's any dirty stopouts that haven't returned home to their bed though.  giggle 

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