This hypnotic swirling mass of flowing curves is a flock of birds. What an incredible aerial ballet.
I bet seeing this in person would give you chills. Heck, it gives me chills just watching this bad quality video with a bad sound track 🙂
And of course I couldn’t stop myself from looking at more of these kinds of videos and below is another one that gives some details on the phenomenon.
Apparently the birds are starlings and this behavior is not uncommon. They use it to check for predators and warm their bodies before roosting for the night.
Might not be uncommon but it certainly IS incredibly beautiful. It literally brings tears to my eyes. Yeah…I’m a softy when it comes to the amazing wonders of this little ridiculously rare and improbable planet we live on.