So Now I Know What a Murmuration Is

Apparently a collection of starlings is called a murmuration and it’s something to behold. I have no idea where in Britain this video was taken, but I know I want to go there.

Absolutely amazing!

Edited to add: This is the website for the young women who shot the video – apparently it was on the Shannon River in Ireland.

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3 thoughts on “So Now I Know What a Murmuration Is

  1. What an amazing sight to behold and I thought that starlings were simply a nuisance bird. They obviously make beautiful art when they get together!

    • Makes more sense of the lyrics to the Elbow song “Starlings”

      Sit with me a while
      And let me listen to you talk about
      your dreams and your obsessions
      I’ll be quiet and confessional
      The violets explode inside me
      when I meet your eyes
      Then I’m spinning and I’m diving
      Like a cloud of starlings

      I had no idea they did that until seeing this video.

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