A lot of birds

I loved watching this. The shapes they form are just mesmerizing.

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16 Responses to “A lot of birds”

  1. Rich Keller says:

    My God. It’s full of starlings.

  2. Kali Kare says:

    Where was this taken?  This is incredible!

    • howaboutthisdangit says:

      From a reply at the Vimeo link: “In Marseille, France. At the airport of Provence.”

      I’ve seen similar things in autumn/early winter in the Midwestern U.S.  It is truly astounding to see such an aerial right over your (protected) head.

  3. I live near Modesto, CA and we can see this downtown most any evening. It truly is an incredible sight, people will stop walking or even pull over to the curb to get out and watch the flight. It’s called a ‘mummeration’.

  4. David Prentiss says:

    Anyone recognize the music? It sounds like the Incredible String Band.

  5. jimkirk says:

    In the 1800s Passenger Pigeons could darken the skies from horizon to horizon.  Beautiful fluid dynamics.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      When you say “fluid dynamics”, are you referring to passenger pigeon poop whitening the land from horizon to horizon?

  6. kmoser says:

    That is flocking awesome.

  7. carlogesualdodivenosa says:

    Avian lava lamp.

    That made me wonder if the inventor of the lava lamp was inspired by the shapes of nature: turns out he might have been in a rather unexpected way, because I just found out he was a naturist.  Thank you, internet.

  8. fredges says:

    Geez, I wash my car and this happens! (Bad place to be a bug…)

  9. Gorgeous. I have always loved seeing this particular part of the multi-verse. 

  10. steve freistadt says:

    kinda wish they had put andrew bird to it, since his initials are a bird

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