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almost murmuration, pearl, colors

The starlings over the cornfields of Hadley, Massachusetts, sometimes achieve murmuration levels--I saw them do it Saturday, them moving together like a great whale at play. It was breathtaking. I went back yesterday with a camera but came too late in the day, and then again today, and was only a *little* too late, or they weren't in a mood to all rise (ALL RISE) and swoop, and then settle.

Also, maybe if I had turned the phone sideways it would have made a wider video? I am very new to the ways of the smartphone. (Video is 38 seconds)

Although I didn't catch the murmuration yesterday, I did get a photo of the sun like a pearl in the shell of the sky...

golden sunset

And then another of all the many colors sunset sky is heir to...

red sunset

This entry was originally posted at https://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/870042.html. Comments are welcome at either location.


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Nov. 27th, 2017 10:52 pm (UTC)
Oh what wonderful photos!

I suggest listening to "Time to Run" by Dexter Britain while watching the starlings swoop. (I used to at the old yoga studio, there was a certain spot. It always made my throat close up, but in a good way.)
Nov. 28th, 2017 04:43 am (UTC)
I know the piece, and YES: it makes the heart swoop in just the same way.
Nov. 28th, 2017 09:23 am (UTC)
Nov. 30th, 2017 01:02 pm (UTC)
Today you are π.
You are 314 in the user ratings, or at least you are as I write this.
I once saw a bizarre video before the internet of a stand of twenty or so trees that was blown up in order to kill an oversized flock of starlings or similar birds. Your video was much more life giving.
Lovely photos too.
Dec. 5th, 2017 05:04 pm (UTC)
How awful about blowing up the trees to get rid of the birds!

There are many lovely videos out there of starling murmurations. I watched one this morning.
Dec. 7th, 2017 11:26 am (UTC)
It wasn't as long ago as I thought. I found the clip. It was from BBC's Human Planet.
They were blowing up Quelea birds in order to save crops in Tanzania. Here is the episode information.
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