Starling flock creates moving art in the sky
Murmuration: Chance Encounter Captures Stunning Phenomenon Of Starlings (VIDEO/PHOTOS)
A murmuration is a ritual act of a flock of birds (starlings) in preparation for roosting for the night. The birds swirl in synchronized motion for hours prior to nesting for the night, as a survival technique. No bird wants to be the first to land and all strive to be at the center of the flock and thus less susceptible to predators. Their synchronized flight creates waves of undulating birds that is natural art in motion.
This scene was captured on a chance encounter in Scotland, on Nov. 2, 2011 and was videotaped by two women in a row boat.