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Date: 11/04/11 10:30 AM

37 Responses to Murmuration

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18411 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 9:36 am
    Link: Murmuration - A chance encounter and shared moment with one of natures greatest and most fleeting phenomena.
  2. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35684 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 10:51 am

    wow. birds.
    You don`t see that every day.
  3. Profile photo of GhettoNinja
    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 10:55 am
    They move like the ocean
  4. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 11:12 am
    creepy... they are like a hive mind...
  5. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3262 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 11:18 am
    Pretty awesome. I thought, like Gerry1of1 did, "wow, birds," but then it kept going and it was really kind of beautiful. Then I expected them to form a corporate logo, or a face or penis.
  6. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4747 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 11:19 am
    No offence meant, but in no way is this a rare phenomenon. The starlings, by our old apartment, used to do this all the time. Very cool to watch, but not that rare.
  7. Profile photo of hyybrucewayn
    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
    203 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 11:21 am
    that was awesome. Gerry, you`re dumb
  8. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 11:25 am
    Emergent behaviour is cool.
  9. Profile photo of Buzzard250
    Buzzard250 Male 18-29
    342 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 11:51 am
    I cant wait for the day when its a swarm of nanobots that do the same thing but devour everything in its path.
  10. Profile photo of Fehz
    Fehz Male 30-39
    580 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 11:52 am
    Damn, nature!
  11. Profile photo of antagonizer
    antagonizer Male 18-29
    509 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 11:53 am
    Holy flock!

    I`ve always known that as a `black sun`, but I`ve never seen one that close.
  12. Profile photo of Justahuman
    Justahuman Male 18-29
    109 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    That was cool,wonder if they got poo`ed on
  13. Profile photo of N-Vet
    N-Vet Male 30-39
    105 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    Hopefully this is in Europe. If it is in the US, it`s time for shotgun practice and get rid of the Invasive Species plague that Eugene Schieffelin released in 1890.
  14. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    that was wicked cool!
  15. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6740 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    Very pretty but I`d be scared I got shat on.
  16. Profile photo of snakecharmer
    snakecharmer Male 18-29
    321 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    Y U so awesome nature?
  17. Profile photo of November_Rai
    November_Rai Male 30-39
    321 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 2:52 pm
    That`s almost enough to make me want to go outside.
  18. Profile photo of Barrye
    Barrye Male 18-29
    127 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 5:03 pm
    This happened every day outside my window, just before sunset when I was at university.
  19. Profile photo of Revolutioniz
    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
    911 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm
    Did anyone else get reminded of the movie "300" when the guy was talking about arrows blocking out the sun?
  20. Profile photo of AngryAsian
    AngryAsian Male 13-17
    122 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    bird orgy, its the only explanation
  21. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14462 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm
    I bet they`re cursing that they forgot to bring a shotgun.
  22. Profile photo of defiythelie
    defiythelie Male 18-29
    230 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 7:33 pm
    how is this rare? I see this about 1 to 2 times a year every fall or spring when the birds go south for winter or come up north for summer.
  23. Profile photo of Simbosan
    Simbosan Male 40-49
    159 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    "I bet they`re cursing that they forgot to bring a shotgun."

    Yeah cos confronted with a miracle of nature, the reasonable response is "KILL IT!!! HHURR HURR DERP"
  24. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm
    Damned imported birds!
  25. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 9:44 pm
    Put together a 2 minute clip of birds flying around, put some easy listening in the background and suddenly you have a film?
  26. Profile photo of Jackoat135
    Jackoat135 Male 18-29
    49 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 6:13 am
    Idiot, it`s not a film. it`s on the internet.
  27. Profile photo of signage
    signage Male 30-39
    6 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 6:23 am
    Everything in nature is rare when you spend all your time inside.
  28. Profile photo of incubus_inc
    incubus_inc Male 18-29
    976 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 9:25 am
    Well put signage.

    I got chills. Amazing.
  29. Profile photo of PierreJeanFR
    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 9:25 am
    fake, they are not covered by bird poop...
  30. Profile photo of PTPete
    PTPete Female 30-39
    1236 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    Wow. Where was that? I was mesmerized.
  31. Profile photo of Boombeats
    Boombeats Male 18-29
    16 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    If you were wondering what the track is and who its by. Here you go.


    Soundcloud Page
  32. Profile photo of Stand4Christ
    Stand4Christ Male 18-29
    35 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    Ok, i have been perusing this site for years, and so I know this comment is going to get some serious backlash. But here goes. I don`t understand how a person can see this video and look at the earlier picture of the volcano and think, "It all just kind of happened by accident". I don`t claim to be a genius, but I have studied my fair share of evolution as required in high school and college, as well as for my own personal interest to further see if it made any sense from other sources, and that statement basically sums it up. My problem is this: I can see micro evolution, and this can be proved without a doubt; but macro evolution cannot. So, why should I replace the theory of creation of the various species with a theory that takes just as much faith to believe? Just posted this to provoke thought and discussion. I won`t be able to reply due to preparing for law school finals (yes I know they are a month a way, but that`s law school). I really didn`t have time to post this
  33. Profile photo of sariel
    sariel Male 18-29
    80 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 8:29 pm
    @Stand4Christ How can micro-evolution not serve as evidence for macro-evolution? What evidence is there for creationism other than supersition and guilt? I`m just sayin, the only real argument i ever hear from people who believe in creationism is the underlying complexity and beauty of the world could not just have "happened." Well it did happen. I don`t see how a god creating the universe is any more logical or likely than it creating itself.
  34. Profile photo of magoo22
    magoo22 Male 30-39
    660 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    I wish that happened here :(
  35. Profile photo of kittyloaf
    kittyloaf Male 18-29
    214 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm
  36. Profile photo of blackcatseye
    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    November 6, 2011 at 3:53 am
    If you know the right places to go you see that every night when the birds gather to roost. Leicester Square in London is one good place for starlings, or it used to be before the council started hiring men with hawks to keep the pigeons away, which of course scares off all the nice birds too. Oh and just because there is a large flock of birds above you doesn`t mean you get pooped on, birds don`t poop all the time dickwads.
  37. Profile photo of miraclewik
    miraclewik Female 18-29
    320 posts
    November 11, 2011 at 5:25 am

    I wouldn`t ugh Stand4Christ. He is well entitled to his beliefs, and he presented them in a way that didn`t bash the other party which is rare in the age of the interwebz. If all people could debate as he does, the world would be a little less pooty.

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