A Murmuration is a Flock of Starlings

Thanks for the intro, Liz! I’m excited to be a month-long part of something so awesome.

I’m Kristen and I have a new life goal: to track down a murmuration of starlings. The above video demonstrates why. In addition to looking adorably rustic, two girls in a rowboat captured this gorgeous phenomenon of nature.

Starlings are amazing creatures, moving elegantly in flocks — murmurations — of thousands. Besides creating these striking, dance-like movements while in flight, starlings also imitate sounds, from other birds to car alarms(!). Pretty impressive and amazingly beautiful.

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