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Any idea what this is?

  1. Dec 29, 2007 #1
    any idea what this is???

    Found this on stumble upon. Hope the link works. If anyone knows what this is...

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  3. Dec 29, 2007 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    It's a flock of birds.
  4. Dec 29, 2007 #3

    Flocking behavior is very interesting mathematically, see for example, this article.
  5. Dec 29, 2007 #4
    It was very beautiful. I enjoyed that. I have seen several flocks this big, and bigger. It looks like they: A. found a food source or B. getting ready to roost for the night.
  6. Dec 29, 2007 #5
    Amazing behavior, Thought it was birds. Was not sure tho.
  7. Dec 29, 2007 #6
    Wow that was definitely interesting. I have never seen birds flock like that before.
  8. Dec 30, 2007 #7


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    Starlings, I'd guess

    The blobby thing is something stuck on the windscreen of the car it was filmed from.
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  9. Dec 30, 2007 #8


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    I've seen this too, but never such a huge flock and never just kinda randomly flying around. Amazing.
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    We get hundreds of starlings at a time, but never anything like this!

    My sister used to do fieldwork, estimating flock sizes like this. I'll ask her how many in that flock.
  11. Jan 3, 2008 #10
    Birds. You can clearly see bird **** land on the camera at 0:12.
  12. Jan 4, 2008 #11
    definately starlings, i used to see them all the time when i was driving to work. They flock together in a particular way, different to most other birds, and the shapes they make can be really beautiful. Almost hypnotising at times.
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