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The Parkless Park Resurfaces
Starlings

From Earth Science Picture of the Day, the amorphous, self-organizing and self-destructing parkless park as breathtakingly enacted by a million European starlings: “During spring in Denmark, at approximately one half an hour before sunset, flocks of more than a million European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) gather from all corners to join in the incredible formations shown above. This phenomenon is called Black Sun (in Denmark), and can be witnessed in early spring throughout the marshlands of western Denmark, from March through to the middle of April. The starlings migrate from the south and spend the day in the meadows gathering food, sleeping in the reeds during the night.”

Starlings

Starlings

Gorgeous beyond compare.


The Parkless Park
Counting Crowds
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  • xenmate
  • June 22, 2006 at 4:16:00 PM CDT
  • I posted about murmurations just a few days before all the other. You can find a video of a smaller murmuration in Brighton here.


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