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Date: 12/02/09 09:03 AM

79 Responses to Creepiest Swarm of Birds Yet–WTF! [Video]

  1. Profile photo of bwahbwah
    bwahbwah Male 13-17
    982 posts
    December 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    Link: Creepiest Swarm of Birds Yet--WTF! - As much as this looks like a CGI blob, it`s actually 300,000 starlings just freaking the hell out of everyone.
  2. Profile photo of DertMerchant
    DertMerchant Male 18-29
    310 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:12 am
    crazy birds
  3. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:17 am
    it`s alive! I`m sure after the camera went off it formed into a giant hand showing the middle finger to them all... and then grab a car and throw it
  4. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:20 am
    They look like a screensaver animation. Awesome.
  5. Profile photo of McDuff73
    McDuff73 Male 30-39
    870 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:20 am
    whats creepy about that? its awesome!!!
  6. Profile photo of mystreT
    mystreT Male 30-39
    333 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:20 am
    Is Jack Sheppard the camera guy?
  7. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3258 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:34 am
    Wow. Another video of a bunch of stupid starlings flying around.

    I guess it`s still pretty cool looking, but it`s just not much different looking from the last 6000 videos of it.

  8. Profile photo of josher8
    josher8 Male 18-29
    91 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:35 am
    No i think John locke is the camera guy.
  9. Profile photo of bobhub600
    bobhub600 Male 13-17
    964 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:37 am
    I saw this before when i was down at my granny`s! It`s fudgein amazing!
  10. Profile photo of Illy74
    Illy74 Male 30-39
    86 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:45 am
    Anyone else tried to count them? I always end up with less... :-(
  11. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:46 am
    My favourite picture of starlings flocking:

    I know it looks `shopped, but it`s not.

  12. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:46 am
    In case it isn`t obvious, they`re flipping the bird. Pun intended.
  13. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7423 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:55 am
    that looks cool as hell
  14. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:58 am
    They`re defending themselves from sharks.
  15. Profile photo of waffle247
    waffle247 Male 18-29
    377 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:59 am
    It`s not creepy though. :S
  16. Profile photo of TadnJess
    TadnJess Male 30-39
    147 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 10:19 am
    There was also a cool video of a swarm landing in a pine tree bending it to the ground...Then they would all take off at ounce and the tree would spring back up. They would do this over and over also...
  17. Profile photo of SM25
    SM25 Male 13-17
    562 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 10:35 am
    Woudlnt like to be under that after feeding.
  18. Profile photo of baileyabb
    baileyabb Female 18-29
    896 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 10:53 am
    300,000 on the nose..eh? o__-
  19. Profile photo of Kneller
    Kneller Male 18-29
    8 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 10:54 am
    Looks like the Smoke Monster from Lost has found gainful employment...
  20. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 10:59 am
    I can see why Bill Oddie says that starlings are the most amazing animals he`s ever seen.

    This is from a man who`s seen wild gorillas, bears, tigers, elephants etc. by the way.

  21. Profile photo of woomanfoo
    woomanfoo Male 18-29
    536 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 11:05 am
    Strange, I counted 277,982. They`re exaggerating.
  22. Profile photo of Skabashas
    Skabashas Male 18-29
    1255 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 11:07 am
    Well, as majestic as it is, they sure aren`t going anywhere fast. Who`s leading that thing, anyway?
  23. Profile photo of sweetrebelnc
    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
    847 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 11:07 am
    ive definetely seen this before, maybe not on iab, i cant remember, but its still frikken amazing.
  24. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 11:27 am
    Thats cool!
  25. Profile photo of zucedamoose
    zucedamoose Male 13-17
    60 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 11:36 am
    anybody ever read prey by micheal chrichton? its becoming real!
  26. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 11:46 am
    I, for one, welcome our new sterling overlords.
  27. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 11:59 am
    Skabashas "Who`s leading that thing, anyway?"

    That`s actually quite a profound question.

  28. Profile photo of johncrb
    johncrb Male 30-39
    163 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    That freaking awesome but I want to know how someone could count that there are 300,000 with them moving around like that.
  29. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    Ever wonder how loud that would have been?
    Or how much poop there was?
  30. Profile photo of SilentFray
    SilentFray Female 18-29
    683 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    "I, for one, welcome our new sterling overlords."

    opie i know you hate grammar Nazis but i think you mean starling. sterling is a silver. big difference haha :x

  31. Profile photo of sfcg
    sfcg Male 30-39
    796 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    Man I wish I hadn`t dropped that acid earlier. Oh wait. I didn`t.
  32. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
    3622 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    i remember seeing one just like this. only it was way longer and more impressive. i was about to call repost, but i realized it wasnt the same.
  33. Profile photo of DigitalPagan
    DigitalPagan Male 30-39
    49 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    Swarms of Mayflies do the same thing, only it`s millions of them, but the "blob" is about the same size. Really cool to watch the swarm move around.
  34. Profile photo of peglegsam
    peglegsam Female 18-29
    95 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    that is so pretty. and cool.
  35. Profile photo of Gluggr
    Gluggr Male 18-29
    422 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    Yay Denmark :D
  36. Profile photo of buttersisluv
    buttersisluv Female 18-29
    363 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    That`s so beautiful.
  37. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    Flocks of starlings do that every night at the bridge, 50m from my house. It`s quite mesmerizing just sitting on the verandah watching the blobs in the sky sway and coalesce.
  38. Profile photo of Adthedude
    Adthedude Male 13-17
    73 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 3:17 pm
    This is going to give people in Japan a very bad idea...
  39. Profile photo of admisaok
    admisaok Male 18-29
    516 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    holy crap, it`s the smoke monster from lost! run!!!
  40. Profile photo of Snivellus
    Snivellus Female 13-17
    605 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    I thought of the `Finding Nemo` swarm of fish.
  41. Profile photo of mogman45
    mogman45 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    Throw some bread up and prepare to die/poop-doomed.
  42. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    They would be very easy to shoot.
  43. Profile photo of PhuxPro
    PhuxPro Male 13-17
    70 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    Don`t coo too much over this. They plan to imitate a tornado and cause unrepairable havoc.
  44. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 4:21 pm
    Digital blob has been angered I welcom our new overlord with open arms
  45. Profile photo of SilentFray
    SilentFray Female 18-29
    683 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 4:21 pm
    "Who`s leading that thing, anyway?"

    If you think about that too much your head might explode

  46. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    Is it just me, or was this video really really popular like a week ago?
  47. Profile photo of heartx3jess
    heartx3jess Female 18-29
    1578 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 5:00 pm
    awesome!
  48. Profile photo of Conejito1011
    Conejito1011 Female 13-17
    120 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    Coooool! It`s mesmerizing!
  49. Profile photo of RipJack
    RipJack Male 13-17
    124 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    i think we have seriously pissed off cthulu
  50. Profile photo of briirox
    briirox Female 18-29
    179 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    It looks shooped. I wish it came closer.
  51. Profile photo of boredfjord
    boredfjord Male 13-17
    928 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 8:04 pm
    Evolution ftw!
  52. Profile photo of impy13
    impy13 Male 13-17
    2 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 8:19 pm
    looks like an old windows screen saver
  53. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    Now watch, they`ll form a happy face, an Eiffel Tower, and then an arrow to some poor shmuck that pissed them off and start chasing him.
  54. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:36 pm
    Imagine all the poo on the ground!
  55. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
    1669 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 9:46 pm
    Damn nature, you scary!
  56. Profile photo of ajd121
    ajd121 Male 18-29
    625 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 10:08 pm
    About damn time we find out what the smoke monster from Lost actually was...
  57. Profile photo of sherrychick
    sherrychick Female 18-29
    126 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    this is awesome
  58. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2584 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 11:27 pm
    They miscounted, it looks to be 300,007.
  59. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
    1003 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 11:35 pm
    So.. I see the giant ectoplasm; where are the birds?
  60. Profile photo of jackyface
    jackyface Female 18-29
    184 posts
    December 2, 2009 at 11:52 pm
    It looks like a lava lamp in the sky!
  61. Profile photo of zekumi
    zekumi Female 18-29
    400 posts
    December 3, 2009 at 12:19 am
    Somebody needs to run out there with a bag of bird seed.
  62. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    December 3, 2009 at 1:20 am
    i have a friend in denmark. she is one of the top ranked badmitton players for the just under 18 age group. they use a birdie
  63. Profile photo of jazzmaverick
    jazzmaverick Male 18-29
    36 posts
    December 3, 2009 at 1:55 am
    looks like the thing from lost
  64. Profile photo of martinrandle
    martinrandle Male 40-49
    25 posts
    December 3, 2009 at 2:37 am
    Why is this creepy? It`s normal, standard, natural and happens every day in some parts of the world.

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_qu...

  65. Profile photo of DrkAng3LxNat
    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
    1071 posts
    December 3, 2009 at 2:57 am
    whoaa...

    sexy.

  66. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    December 3, 2009 at 4:14 am
    No more creepy than geese flying in a V pattern.
  67. Profile photo of smbarker
    smbarker Female 18-29
    9 posts
    December 3, 2009 at 4:39 am
    Smoke monster! I miss Lost.
  68. Profile photo of bankvole
    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    December 3, 2009 at 5:40 am
    `swarm` of birds?!
  69. Profile photo of krembill
    krembill Male 18-29
    1094 posts
    December 3, 2009 at 5:47 am
    lol @ videoproduction
  70. Profile photo of DuckRoll
    DuckRoll Male 18-29
    10 posts
    December 3, 2009 at 6:42 am
    Ive seen this but like 20 times larger. It happens every year near where I live (Davidstow airfield, Cornwall) - They all swarm around in these blobs for about 2 hours then all of a sudden they will just drop into the trees at the same time.

    I have a theory for it too, I think the reason it looks like a big blob is because the birds on the outside try to get to the center of the collection for protection from predators. So it sort of makes that weird pulsating shape.

    I don`t have a camera good enough to catch it but maybe one year I will.

  71. Profile photo of whipsmart
    whipsmart Female 18-29
    666 posts
    December 3, 2009 at 11:37 am
    Who took the time to count?
  72. Profile photo of rockwell84
    rockwell84 Male 18-29
    11 posts
    December 3, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    All I could think of watching that was, I wish I was there and I had a shotgun.
  73. Profile photo of ChiliSoup
    ChiliSoup Male 13-17
    55 posts
    December 3, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    oh my f***ing god, just imagine you`re tripping on acid and you decide to go on a nature walk, you look to the horizon and you see THIS :O
  74. Profile photo of chimion
    chimion Male 18-29
    91 posts
    December 4, 2009 at 8:26 pm
    1...2...3.... ahh poo lost count!!
  75. Profile photo of Asakura
    Asakura Female 18-29
    236 posts
    December 5, 2009 at 12:20 am
    thats pretty awesome
  76. Profile photo of Mindless2164
    Mindless2164 Male 18-29
    499 posts
    December 5, 2009 at 8:00 am
    rockwell84

    Weird, I was thinking about shotguns too...

  77. Profile photo of moonperyie
    moonperyie Female 18-29
    91 posts
    December 5, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    That looks like one of the plagues! The end is near and we`re going out EGYPT style!
  78. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    December 5, 2009 at 7:09 pm
    birds are freaking weird
  79. Profile photo of AButterman
    AButterman Male 18-29
    22 posts
    December 22, 2009 at 11:12 am
    HOLY BALLS! That aint right.

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