It's that time of year

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stevet1 Contributing Member • Posts: 780
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It's that time of the year again. I live in a fly zone, and twice a year, startings fly over by the tens of thousands.

It's a wonderful force of nature, like a tidal wave.

Steve Thomas

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That's great to see the birds.  Most of my flying birds that I see are geese lately.  It would look better with blue sky, but we are in the rainy season in Oregon now.

AnthonyL Veteran Member • Posts: 3,594
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Murmurations.

My granddaughter captured a video of one on her smartphon and sent it to me to ask what it was and why.

There's a fantastic opportunity for some AI analysis to see if my theory that the birds are positioning themselves as to who gets the best spots when then land.

https://www.lancswt.org.uk/blog/charlotte-varela/starling-murmuration-facts

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stevet1 wrote:

It's that time of the year again. I live in a fly zone, and twice a year, startings fly over by the tens of thousands.

It's a wonderful force of nature, like a tidal wave.

Steve Thomas

This is what I'm talking about. This is only a part of what's going on right now.

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/645345500

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/645347172

Steve Thomas

Sue Anne Rush
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Hello...

Yes, we see these too. Nice photographs - thank you for sharing. 

stevet1 wrote:

It's that time of the year again. I live in a fly zone, and twice a year, startings fly over by the tens of thousands.

It's a wonderful force of nature, like a tidal wave.

Steve Thomas

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AnthonyL wrote:

Murmurations.

My granddaughter captured a video of one on her smartphon and sent it to me to ask what it was and why.

There's a fantastic opportunity for some AI analysis to see if my theory that the birds are positioning themselves as to who gets the best spots when then land.

https://www.lancswt.org.uk/blog/charlotte-varela/starling-murmuration-facts

AI analysis would be interesting.

Everything I've read indicates that, yes, there is order to the chaos we observe - a pecking order.

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Satan loves the shadows - and the highlights.

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