Murmuration. One of Mother Nature's Miracles
By Allison Cook on December 29, 2011
Murmuration: A flock of starlings
This video was filmed by two young British ladies, Sophie Windsor Clive and Liberty Smith (cool names, huh?) who were paddling across the River Shannon in Ireland. Thankfully, they had their video camera at the ready when this happened...
The Starlings flock like this for a few reasons, one is for warmth, the other - to protect themselves from predators who become confused as the birds form the most amazing shapes, each mimicking perfectly the bird next to them.
Maybe we could learn a few lessons from the starlings, and from two girls with a canoe who row across rivers, just for the fun of it.
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