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Thu Jan 4, 2018, 09:12 AM

A flock of starlings took the shape of a giant bird.





From my Twitter feed this morning, a retweet by a science journo I follow.
A nice break from the hornswoggling diatribes we wrestle each morning.

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Reply A flock of starlings took the shape of a giant bird. (Original post)
L. Coyote Jan 2018 OP
Loki Liesmith Jan 2018 #1
2naSalit Jan 2018 #2
sl8 Jan 2018 #3
L. Coyote Jan 2018 #4
AtheistCrusader Jan 2018 #6
Fla Dem Jan 2018 #5
saidsimplesimon Jan 2018 #8
Fla Dem Jan 2018 #10
saidsimplesimon Jan 2018 #12
cab67 Jan 2018 #7
Maggiemayhem Jan 2018 #9
Le Gaucher Jan 2018 #11
Towlie Jan 2018 #13

Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 09:13 AM

1. Starlings Unite and form...VOLTRON!

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 09:14 AM

2. That's cool....nt

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 09:24 AM

3. Very cool.

It's called a "murmuration".


Wired - The Startling Science of a Starling Murmuration
https://www.wired.com/2011/11/starling-flock/

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Response to sl8 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 09:37 AM

4. In West Mexico the migrating flocks in the Spring are immense, incredible sights.



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Response to sl8 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 10:32 AM

6. Video.

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 10:04 AM

5. Nature is amazing! They practiced this formation for months! nt

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 11:16 AM

8. This comment

gave me a big smile, "They practiced this formation for months"

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 11:18 AM

10. I'm glad! My work here is done.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 11:22 AM

12. Not true,

The images on your sig line give me hope for a better tomorrow.

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 10:51 AM

7. that's an awesome photo

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 11:17 AM

9. A dinosaur formation would be really cool.

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 11:20 AM

11. I would have dismissed it as fake ..but fractals show up everywhere in nature

So not surprised.

I would be highly skeptical of a Dog or a Jesus formation

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 11:31 AM

13. Lots of pictures like that on the Internet. Here's a whale chasing a dolphin:

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