Murmuration: A flock of starlings.
I call a flock of starlings Supreme Grace — ballet, music, and nature soaring amid limitless sky.
Yesterday while I was driving, stopped at a traffic light, I held my breath as I found myself gazing at a flock of birds dipping and soaring, looping and circling again and again.
I went online to find out why and how they do it, only to get more questions than answers. There was this about when they do v-formations, but little about their swirly kind of flying in flocks. No one knows whether each bird is flying solo, trying not to hit each other while capitalizing on safety in numbers, or whether they’re truly focused on unity.
Three short videos of starling murmurations I thought you’d enjoy…