Murmuration

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago Science

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.


A chance encounter and shared moment with one of natures greatest and most fleeting phenomena.
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Female 320
Kitty,

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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Female 685
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.
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Male 213
@Stand4Christ
ugh...
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Male 660
I wish that happened here :(
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Male 80
@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.
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Male 35
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
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Male 16
If you were wondering what the track is and who its by. Here you go.

Youtube

Soundcloud Page
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Female 1,236
Wow. Where was that? I was mesmerized.
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Male 1,360
fake, they are not covered by bird poop...
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Male 977
Well put signage.

I got chills. Amazing.
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Male 6
Everything in nature is rare when you spend all your time inside.
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Male 49
Idiot, it`s not a film. it`s on the internet.
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Male 3,915
Put together a 2 minute clip of birds flying around, put some easy listening in the background and suddenly you have a film?
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Female 6,381
Damned imported birds!
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Male 159
"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"
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Male 230
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.
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Male 14,773
I bet they`re cursing that they forgot to bring a shotgun.
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Male 122
bird orgy, its the only explanation
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Male 911
Did anyone else get reminded of the movie "300" when the guy was talking about arrows blocking out the sun?
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Male 126
This happened every day outside my window, just before sunset when I was at university.
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Male 319
That`s almost enough to make me want to go outside.
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Male 321
Y U so awesome nature?
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Male 6,737
Very pretty but I`d be scared I got shat on.
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Male 2,988
that was wicked cool!
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Male 105
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.
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Male 109
That was cool,wonder if they got poo`ed on
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Male 508
Holy flock!

I`ve always known that as a `black sun`, but I`ve never seen one that close.
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Male 579
Damn, nature!
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Male 341
I cant wait for the day when its a swarm of nanobots that do the same thing but devour everything in its path.
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Male 4,290
Emergent behaviour is cool.
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Male 203
that was awesome. Gerry, you`re dumb
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Male 4,746
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.
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Male 3,314
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.
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Male 2,199
creepy... they are like a hive mind...
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Male 886
They move like the ocean
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Male 37,888

[bored yawn]

wow. birds.
You don`t see that every day.
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Male 19,840
Link: Murmuration [Rate Link] - A chance encounter and shared moment with one of natures greatest and most fleeting phenomena.
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