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Starling Swarms--This is Way Cool

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posted on Jul, 26 2007 @ 02:13 PM

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.

[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!

I've seen birds do this my whole life, it ain't no man made phenomena, it's birds doing what birds do. It was a cool vid though.

posted on Jul, 26 2007 @ 02:29 PM
It is an awsome sight - very common but that does not detract from it, I allways stop to look and thease large flocks. When they are in the evening it is a sorta social thing - only lasts about 20 mins, all the lil fellas / felleaettes meet up after their own lil days, catch up, eats a few more bugs before roosting- they will totally fill big trees (don't park under them!!) or overhead cables.

Seeing them individually and you would never think this scruffy little bird could be part of that.

On a side note - starlings living in citys are turning into 24hr critters, this flocking affair is not so definate - lasts longer, and the birds dont have such regulated roosting ritual - its due to the lighting and wider variety of food sources.

Forgot to mention: those of us in the UK will know that Carling larger ad - shows a huge flock doin this, forgot the sound track but it really worked with the footage - and the ad ended with somethin about belong or belonging - good ad

[edit on 26/7/2007 by Now_Then]

posted on Jul, 26 2007 @ 02:40 PM

Originally posted by MajorMalfunction
That video was just so beautiful. I love how they know to fly together like that, without collision and without any seeming mistakes.

This is exactly what we as a whole race should take an example off.

They can work together without any problems, its so perfect and it works so well. We need to do the same

This to me is proof its possible. Yes they are birds and we are humans, we have a greater mind which is so complex in comparison but surely that's more of a reason for it to be possible.

Dont you agree ?

posted on Jul, 26 2007 @ 05:35 PM

Originally posted by awakeningmind
This is exactly what we as a whole race should take an example off.Dont you agree ?

The fact that these birds manage to fly as they do as seen from a distance does suggest that all is perfect harmony.

I doubt that's really the case.

The human race, despite all the turmoil that characterizes our activity, does some pretty remarkable things in concert on nearly a daily basis.

The comings and goings of humans through the streets and sidewalks of major cities and on the freeways and beltways and such during rush hours make for some pretty impressive displays, in my judgement.

I am reminded of an old Star Trek episode in which Kirk is sharing a quiet moment on a planet somewhere with one of the charming female-appearing inhabitants.

When she looks at the night sky above her she remarks that it's so peaceful "up there."

Kirk pauses for a moment, looks up at the same sky and says, "It isn't really."

I know. It's just a TV show, but it illustrates how we can have a very simplistic view of reality when we observe things from too far away.

[edit on 2007/7/26 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Jul, 26 2007 @ 08:12 PM

Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Kirk pauses for a moment, looks up at the same sky and says, "It isn't really."

Thats profound man - Appropriate too. Nice one

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