Watch These Amazing Birds Swarm in the Sky
I've been traveling down a highway and all of a sudden I see a swarm of birds flying like they're part of a synchronized Olympic Flying Bird Team. Who are they and how do they do it?
It will stop you in your tracks when you see them. Thousands of birds all swooping and diving in unison. It's completely breathtaking to witness. Ever wonder what type of birds they are and why and how this is happening?
They're actually Starlings. There's a lot of different therories why they do these aeronautical manuevers. For some they think it's a safety in numbers reason. It's hard for peregrine falcons to focus on one particular bird or prey when you have a flock of hypnotising birds swooping through the sky.
Starlings will roost together for two basic reasons-to stay warm and to exchange information, such as good feeding areas. (You know...a little bird talk amongst themselves!)
Before they roost the Starlings will perform the act known as murmation. It is inbred and the birds will perform the feat before roosting for the evening.