Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mur-mu-ration

Mur-mu-ra-tion - it is something amazing to see.

Each fall thousands of starlings dance in the twilight above England and Scotland.

The birds gather in shape-shifting flocks called murmurations, having migrated in the millions from Russia and Scandinavia to escape winter’s frigid bite.


Murmuration from Islands & Rivers on Vimeo.

You can view this on a wider screen by clicking the link below.

http://vimeo.com/31158841

5 comments:

Leslie's Garden said...

Wow! Oh WOW! I'm speechless! I've never seen anything like that. Thank you for sharing such a fantastic video!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Unreal. Thanks so much for sharing.

You asked about the silver. I use Tarn-X. You can buy it at any grocery. You just pour some in a bowl, use a sponge and apply it full strength to the silver, then watch the tarnish disappear. Love this stuff. Rinse right away and then dry. That's it. Hugs, Marty

Kim, USA said...

I could not believe it. It is beautiful and wonderful!

Kim,USA

SewCalGal said...

Pretty cool. What an experience to be on the water and see such a sight. Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

ps - I use a product called Bright (Brite) Boy for polishing metal. Cheaper and works better than Tarn-X. Not sold in typical grocery stores, but Marine (boating) shops, Smart N Final and other specialty supply shops possibly for BBQ maintenance or restaurant supply source. Works great!

Johanna said...

Hello,
this is really fascinating. I have never ever seen so many birds flying in a bunch. It looks like bird ballet.
Thank you for sharing.
And.... your patriotic tablescape is wonderful.
Best greetings, Johanna