Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bird Watching - the flight of dancing Starlings

Bird watching is one of the most lovable hobbies of countless people around the world. It not only allows us to see birds of many kinds, dressed in multicolours with fascinating voices and behaviour.

Starlings, though not a big a big bird, but is known for its fascinating colours. As per Wikipedia, Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Sturnidae. The name "Sturnidae" comes from the Latin word for starling, sturnus.

Screen shot of the fascinating flight of a starlings murmuration

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A flock of starlings is called a murmuration. These flocks may include other species of starlings and sometimes species from other families. This sociality is particularly evident in their roosting behaviour; in the non-breeding season some roosts can number in the thousands of birds

Just now, I came across a murmuration of starlings dancing across the sky. The movement of starlings looked as if these are following some invisible musical orchestra and flowing rhythmically on the musical notes. Watching the starlings murmuration swimming across the sky was simply awesome. I am sharing the video and you will be mesmerized too.

Watch the video below:

Watch These Birds Form Spectacular Shapes in the Sky
A flock of starlings take flight in what is known as a murmuration, a rare gathering that looks like dancing clouds. Watch more:
Posted by NBC News on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I am sure you would have liked it - specially if you are a bird watcher. But even if you aren't, the fantastic show put up these starlings is simple attractive - and must have appreciatively attracted you.

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