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Starling Swarms--This is Way Cool

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posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 10:07 PM
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I've never seen bird swarms quite this elaborate and the poster wonders if such phenomona could be interpreted by some as UFO sightings. I don't know, but all the while I was watching this, I kept thinking of crop circles, I guess because both are curious designs in an otherwise normal and natural setting.

Warning: Some comments on this page contain harsh language.

vids.myspace.com


[edit on 2007/7/22 by GradyPhilpott]




posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 10:10 PM
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Yeah, around Stuttgart, Arkansas, around about Thanksgiving, you can see this stuff all the time.

Herd mentality out of control, baby!



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 10:13 PM
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Why delete? That was kind of cool....



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 10:17 PM
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Wow, that's really wild.

It reminds me of schooling fish.
I remember seeing another vid like this once. Where they kept landing on a couple of evergreen trees of some sort..The weight of the birds bent the trees over, so they would take off again..Then land, bend the trees again.

But this one, with the blending and splitting of the flock is crazy.
It looks unreal..Though I'm sure it's the real thing.



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 10:20 PM
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Originally posted by uberarcanist
Why delete? That was kind of cool....


I was worried about the language on the site, but after I saw your post, I decided to put it back up.



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 10:21 PM
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That video was just so beautiful. I love how they know to fly together like that, without collision and without any seeming mistakes.



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 10:44 PM
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I really liked that! It is similar to some even more bizzare stuff I've seen at Point Pelee in Southern Ontario's Lake Erie. I've never seen one that behaved that "liquid" as the vid posted though.

I have seen more than one species at point Pelee engage in sort of an "aerial throw-down" amongst red and blue coloured birds that some how reminded me of a type of ballet involving thousands and thousands of birds. It also reminds me of hive-mind computing and warfare for some reason.

The one posted here is really neat too because of the lighting and perspective. Simply spectacular. Nature is something appeciated not-so-much perhaps as in times gone by.

The written accounts and art of the pidgeon migrations of the century before last are worth having a gander at some time.

I sometimes wonder if military aircraft flying in formation don't do that for some reasons not unlike that of the Canadian geese "V" formations and waves. BTW: Don't mess with geese on the ground unarmed mano-a-mano - they are armed and dangerous and can and do attack sometimes unprovoked and they travel in gangs and communicate in a battle language we have no concept of being human. Besides that their wings can "box" you good with only a flap or two and they bite employing a ballistic neck movement. There spit is nasty but not Komodo Dragon nasty.

There is a vid or two there in data-chaosville that show multiple swarm over a major city... I think Madrid, but I'd have to sort through a big pile of shorts to find it for sure, anyway I think it was being passed off as a UFO phenomenon or was titled like that or I'd not have found it in my travels. There is another that was from a different and closer perspective... Hmm maybe it was St. Petersburg.

That's gonna bug me, now I'll have to go looking. LOL.
I'll be sure and post it if I run across it...

Cheers, best bit of video this week,

Vic

[edit on 22-7-2007 by V Kaminski]



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 10:45 PM
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One retard bird would cause one hell of a wreck.


Cool vid!

Roper



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 10:48 PM
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Kaminiski, what I think you are talking about is the "UFO fleet" vids from Mexico a few years back.

[edit on 22-7-2007 by uberarcanist]



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 10:59 PM
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Thank you uber' for the suggest of Mexico, but no... I'll find the video and post it or hunt it down. I quite likely have both vids I mentioned. It was not to my recollection of Mexico... Madrid or St. Petersburg tinkles the brain chemicals here.

Like I said it will bug me. I'll find it and post it when I do. LOL. Wait till you age and folks start trying to prompt your memory.
I kid not you, but myself. Hands up for seniors in da house? LOL.

It's still the best vid this week!
Oops, nap time, the young Missus' is callin'.

Vic

EDIT: During Gatorade/Lav break... found the Russian one not St.Petersburg though... just under 12MB on YouTubeski I even saved the URL: here.

Madrid after I get some shut-eye...


[edit on 23-7-2007 by V Kaminski]



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 06:52 AM
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Cool video. This behavior is called " emergence " and is linked to the patterns of mass movement in fish, birds, anthills, and " possibly consciousness.

en.wikipedia.org...

On a recent episode of NOVA they had a segment on this subject and stated that where each neuron influences 10,000 other neurons and so on that consciousness, or this higher order of organization may emerge.
I'm not claiming this is the case, I just thought it was an interesting concept.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 07:07 AM
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Great Video
, I'm glad someone else likes watching the flying formations, I have done all my life, if you're watching it live, it has a great visual effect of motion, especially when the flock dives, or chages direction.

I don't know when this was filmed, but I get the feeling tht this might have been in a time when they are about to migrate. What I notice is the way that different flocks arrive and then merger with the main flock.

It could be an ariel 'roll-call', before they retire for the night, or a pre-migratory roll-call, hence the sheer volume of the birds.


[edit on 23/7/2007 by deaman88]



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 07:48 AM
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Originally posted by ponto
Cool video. This behavior is called " emergence " and is linked to the patterns of mass movement in fish, birds, anthills, and " possibly consciousness.


Actually its called 'Roosting up' and is quite normal behaviour for starlings in the UK when they roost up for the evening

The first vid below is one of the best
www.youtube.com...
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posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I've never seen bird swarms quite this elaborate and the poster wonders if such phenomona could be interpreted by some as UFO sightings. I don't know, but all the while I was watching this, I kept thinking of crop circles, I guess because both are curious designs in an otherwise normal and natural setting.

Warning: Some comments on this page contain harsh language.

vids.myspace.com


[edit on 2007/7/22 by GradyPhilpott]



thefatlady replies: No, it's a purely man made phenomena/EMF interfering with their ability to navigate. Sorry to disappiont!



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 04:35 PM
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Originally posted by thefatlady

Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I've never seen bird swarms quite this elaborate and the poster wonders if such phenomona could be interpreted by some as UFO sightings. I don't know, but all the while I was watching this, I kept thinking of crop circles, I guess because both are curious designs in an otherwise normal and natural setting.

Warning: Some comments on this page contain harsh language.

vids.myspace.com


[edit on 2007/7/22 by GradyPhilpott]

thefatlady replies: No, it's a purely man made phenomena/EMF interfering with their ability to navigate. Sorry to disappiont!


What are you talking about? EMF ???
Starlings have been swarming in the UK like that since I was a kid.
If indeed EMF was interfering with their ability to navigate they would be crashing into each other. They dont. Its a totally natural thing for starlings and they can be seen doing it in the depths of the countryside away from any EMF



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 05:46 PM
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I remember years ago seeing something in the news about testing flocking and they concluded that it was merely based on visual cues form each other.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 06:26 PM
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Wow, that is awesome. It's like some sort of communion. I wish they did that where I live, I'd watch them all day. I like when the fishes do it too. Magical stuff.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 08:08 PM
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Was this a recent sighting? Is ther a particular time of the year this happens?

Thanx-

2PacSade-



posted on Jul, 24 2007 @ 03:05 AM
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I've been fortunate to witness this a couple times in my life, it is quite a sight to behold. Another fine example of the beauty nature has to offer.



posted on Jul, 24 2007 @ 03:10 AM
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Starlings swarm in smaller groups most of the year but in Autumn they tend to form up into huge swarms of up to 100,000 birds and the noise can be quite startling.
They swarm at dusk so cant be watched all day which is a shame as its like watching an aerial ballet

www.bbc.co.uk...



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