November 22, 2011


Anyone that knows me knows that I love birds. I became mildly obsessed when I was about 10 years old and here I am now working towards being an avian veterinarian. I also want to work with other species, like dogs especially, but birds have always sort of been my thing. 

Mark was explaining this video of a  giant flock of starlings to me about a week ago, and then I stumbled upon it a few days later. Murmuration -- a new word in my avian vocabulary. (--Okay they took the video off of youtube so here is a similar one.)

So yesterday we got home after school and I was about to get Bea out of her car seat when I looked up and saw a murmuration right above us - something I can't remember having seen before aside from the youtube video I just watched a week ago. They weren't quite dancing around like they are in the video, but still the sheer numbers were just amazing. Maybe a murmuration has passed overhead before and I just haven't noticed, but I love these little reminders to slow down and appreciate all of the amazing nature right around us.

1 comment:

  1. So cool! I'll have to keep an eye out for murmurations in the future.