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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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sartorias
Nov. 28th, 2017 01:52 am (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.)
asakiyume
Nov. 28th, 2017 07:43 am (UTC)
I know the piece, and YES: it makes the heart swoop in just the same way.
sartorias
Nov. 28th, 2017 12:23 pm (UTC)
:[)
oiktirmos
Nov. 30th, 2017 04:02 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.
asakiyume
Dec. 5th, 2017 08:04 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.
oiktirmos
Dec. 7th, 2017 02:26 pm (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.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1819942/?ref_=ttep_ep6
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