I think it was Ed that originally told me about the groups
of Starlings that fly over Ot Moor, just east of Oxford, England.
Fifty acres of marshy land serve as a feeding ground for the Starlings.
During the evenings of the winter months, something truly
amazing happens and this area becomes the most incredible
display of aeronautical skill, spreading across 25 miles.
As the afternoon light begins to fade, the starlings stop feeding
and take to the air, gathering in large flocks of up to a thousand.
They start out flying in groups they've been feeding with all day
and slowly merge into ever denser and bigger flocks.
Individual birds, yet moving as a single entity and never a collision!
Their dance should be impossible! It's mesmerizing to
watch. I imagine them having a bit of fun with their Creator, who
amuses them as he draws circles and lines in the sky,
and they follow his fingertip.
I hope you'll take 3 minutes to watch.
It's definitely worth it!
Information for this post was gathered from Dylan Winter,
a travel journalist, who has the pleasure of seeing this
from his door step every night during the winter months.
I'm so jealous!
And although it isn't a photo of my own, I'm linking up with
I'd Rather B Birdin, because I know all those bird lovers will love this!
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