Creepiest Swarm of Birds Yet--WTF! [Video]

Submitted by: bwahbwah 7 years ago in Science

As much as this looks like a CGI blob, it"s actually 300,000 starlings just freaking the hell out of everyone.
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Male 22
HOLY BALLS! That aint right.
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Male 1,598
birds are freaking weird
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Female 91
That looks like one of the plagues! The end is near and we`re going out EGYPT style!
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Male 499
rockwell84

Weird, I was thinking about shotguns too...

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Female 236
thats pretty awesome
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Male 91
1...2...3.... ahh poo lost count!!
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Male 55
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
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Male 11
All I could think of watching that was, I wish I was there and I had a shotgun.
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Female 665
Who took the time to count?
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Male 10
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.

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Male 1,091
lol @ videoproduction
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Male 959
`swarm` of birds?!
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Female 9
Smoke monster! I miss Lost.
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Male 17,512
No more creepy than geese flying in a V pattern.
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Female 1,070
whoaa...

sexy.

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Male 25
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...

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Male 36
looks like the thing from lost
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Male 1,196
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
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Female 400
Somebody needs to run out there with a bag of bird seed.
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Female 184
It looks like a lava lamp in the sky!
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Male 1,002
So.. I see the giant ectoplasm; where are the birds?
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Male 2,582
They miscounted, it looks to be 300,007.
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Female 126
this is awesome
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Male 637
About damn time we find out what the smoke monster from Lost actually was...
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Male 1,666
Damn nature, you scary!
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Male 2,788
Imagine all the poo on the ground!
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Male 9,306
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.
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Male 2
looks like an old windows screen saver
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Male 928
Evolution ftw!
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Female 179
It looks shooped. I wish it came closer.
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Male 124
i think we have seriously pissed off cthulu
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Female 120
Coooool! It`s mesmerizing!
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Female 1,578
awesome!
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Male 1,523
Is it just me, or was this video really really popular like a week ago?
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Female 678
"Who`s leading that thing, anyway?"

If you think about that too much your head might explode

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Male 1,918
Digital blob has been angered I welcom our new overlord with open arms
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Male 70
Don`t coo too much over this. They plan to imitate a tornado and cause unrepairable havoc.
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Male 10,440
They would be very easy to shoot.
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Male 224
Throw some bread up and prepare to die/poop-doomed.
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Female 602
I thought of the `Finding Nemo` swarm of fish.
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Male 516
holy crap, it`s the smoke monster from lost! run!!!
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Male 73
This is going to give people in Japan a very bad idea...
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Male 8,302
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.
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Female 362
That`s so beautiful.
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Male 422
Yay Denmark :D
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Female 94
that is so pretty. and cool.
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Male 49
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.
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Male 3,619
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.
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Male 795
Man I wish I hadn`t dropped that acid earlier. Oh wait. I didn`t.
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Female 678
"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

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Male 758
Ever wonder how loud that would have been?
Or how much poop there was?
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Male 163
That freaking awesome but I want to know how someone could count that there are 300,000 with them moving around like that.
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Male 15,832
Skabashas "Who`s leading that thing, anyway?"

That`s actually quite a profound question.

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Female 15,763
I, for one, welcome our new sterling overlords.
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Male 60
anybody ever read prey by micheal chrichton? its becoming real!
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Male 25,416
Thats cool!
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Female 846
ive definetely seen this before, maybe not on iab, i cant remember, but its still frikken amazing.
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Male 1,256
Well, as majestic as it is, they sure aren`t going anywhere fast. Who`s leading that thing, anyway?
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Male 533
Strange, I counted 277,982. They`re exaggerating.
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Male 4,680
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.

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Male 8
Looks like the Smoke Monster from Lost has found gainful employment...
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Female 895
300,000 on the nose..eh? o__-
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Male 562
Woudlnt like to be under that after feeding.
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Male 147
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...
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Male 377
It`s not creepy though. :S
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Male 1,929
They`re defending themselves from sharks.
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Male 7,611
that looks cool as hell
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Male 4,290
In case it isn`t obvious, they`re flipping the bird. Pun intended.
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Male 4,290
My favourite picture of starlings flocking:

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

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Male 86
Anyone else tried to count them? I always end up with less... :-(
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Male 964
I saw this before when i was down at my granny`s! It`s fudgein amazing!
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Male 91
No i think John locke is the camera guy.
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Male 3,255
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.

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Male 335
Is Jack Sheppard the camera guy?
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Male 871
whats creepy about that? its awesome!!!
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Male 749
They look like a screensaver animation. Awesome.
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Male 642
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
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Male 310
crazy birds
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Male 982
Link: Creepiest Swarm of Birds Yet--WTF! [Video] [Rate Link] - As much as this looks like a CGI blob, it`s actually 300,000 starlings just freaking the hell out of everyone.
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