The Amazing Choreography of 5 Million Starlings + Other Birds. {Video}

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I love when my time trolling around the internet pays off with a wow video like this one.

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Each winter evening, attracted by the heat of the city, 5 million starlings stream into Rome. Before they roost, their maneuvers create nature’s greatest aerial display.

But their spectacular performance isn’t for fun. The peregrine falcon is looking for his evening meal and he’s hunting the world’s best formation flying team.

More birds in flight (by John Downer Productions)…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4mPPDoMSQI&w=560&h=315] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bneK4kpIPY&w=560&h=315] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqNxco4xcpI&w=560&h=315] I’m off to start watching the Earthflight series, whence these wonderful video sequences were extracted, with my son and hubby! PS. Whence? I’ve been watching Game of Thrones.

photo via flickr.com by amberlight1

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Lynn

Lynn (the founder of this blog) lives in Chicagoland with her son, husband and two cats. She loves sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, NYR, reading and writing, Her very survival depends on comedy. In her spare time, she avoids household duties (especially folding laundry) and tries to write. Some call her a treehugger, others say she's a social media addict. You'll most likely find her on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr, @myEARTH360 and @IC4ME) and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking.

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5 Comments

  1. Jim Rizor January 22, 2012 at 11:29 am -  Reply

    The starlings don’t get a text or FB status update to move with immediate & precise synchronicity. I oftentimes suspect a tribal sense, that we too have a pre-internet connection to each other ≈

    • Lynn Hasselberger January 24, 2012 at 11:54 am -  Reply

      Absolutely! Thanks for reading and commenting, Jim! Cheers!

  2. carmenferreiroesteban February 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm -  Reply

    Beautiful. Thank you so much for posting.

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