Friday, November 20, 2009

Bird dance

It's not exactly a pro quality video(!), but it's a spectacular phenomenon. (And they speak Danish in the video. One guy says that if one bird leaves the flock, the falcon will get it. I imagine a falcon was near.)

[Update: anon points to this one, which is clearer. Notice the movements starting around 3.18... wow!! If this is not evidence of a group mind, I don't know what is.] (I can't remember how to make a link to a specific point in a youtube video...)


Anonymous said...

Better in english
The same guy is sailing around england search for "keep turning left".I think his name is dyland winter.
starlings on Otmoor

Mikko J. Kalavainen said...

W-O-W. This is why I love the internet. Also your blog, Eolake.

Daniel Karnes said...

The way birds flock inspired me to write a poem some years ago, making connections between chaos theory, a certain Macintosh screen saver, and how the world becomes aware of itself: