A Murmuration of Starlings

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The unique patterns that the birds form as they flock together is called a murmuration. Isn’t that a wonderful sounding word? I was inspired to write this post after seeing a photo story in the LA Times. I had never heard of a murmuration. Is it because it is like a soft whisper that can be lost in all the daily noise?


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14 thoughts on “A Murmuration of Starlings

    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Yes it is amazing. I wanted to post one of the videos I found but it was not compatible with WordPress. I read a little on the topic of why the birds form these patterns. They are doing it to evade predators and if one bird changes direction the whole flock with follow. I just like how it looks, though. Thanks, John. ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. Deborah Drucker Post author

        Well, I have at times. Not YouTube usually. But this one was Vimeo and it had an embed code which only worked if I left in all this linking text at the bottom. Which I did not want to show. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Me too! If you get a chance to look at the photos from the LA Time, I think it has to do with the all the elaborate shapes they form. I read it was to escape predators. Safety in numbers and all that. ๐Ÿ™‚




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