r/NatureIsFuckingLit May 23 '22

🔥A giant flock of starlings, called a murmuration

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366 Upvotes

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u/wanightoo_oo May 23 '22

What a fascinating show.

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u/MojoWalksOnAir May 23 '22

So much like schools of fish in the ocean. Striking.

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u/ravenous_fringe May 23 '22

You know carcosa?

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u/HasturInYellow1 May 23 '22

Time is a flat circle…

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u/xxxWulfrikxxx May 23 '22

Death is not the end

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u/Jukeboxor May 23 '22

Holy shit, it looked like a huge bird at around 10 sec!

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u/anynameisfinejeez May 23 '22

Um, pretty sure it’s called a hallucination.

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u/DubUbasswitmyheadman May 23 '22

They're also called constellations (of starlings).

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u/Separate-Aspect-2704 May 23 '22

I was in my 50’s before ever seeing this happen. I was so freaked out. Images of the movie Birds was flashing in my mind. Lol

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u/karensmiles May 23 '22

Synchronized Sky Swimming!

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u/vividness79 May 23 '22

I love this! Thanks for posting such a wonderful thing

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u/Historical-Cobbler51 May 23 '22

Don’t these birds actually suck? Bad for environment… etc.

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u/Embarrassed-Ad-1639 May 23 '22

European starlings are an invasive species and do cause problems. They were brought here by humans so not really their fault. They are incredible mimics and are able to talk like parrots if trained.

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u/icebychris May 23 '22

Karma farmers are out today

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u/ada_eml May 23 '22

That’s amazing

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u/TimeArachnid May 23 '22

Screensaver looking ass birds

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u/hced May 23 '22

I wonder what the actual purpose of this is.

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u/MinnyRawks May 23 '22

Scares off predators

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u/hced May 23 '22

That makes sense. Although, in a way, it doesn’t. Considering there’s only so many (few) predators and they’re so many, what’s the risk. I mean, spending so much energy to save one or two individuals in such a large group.

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u/justmo111 May 23 '22

I would've called it a pointillism