Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4


This spectacular video by Sophie Windsor Clive features starlings gathering in interesting patterns.

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

A chance encounter and shared moment with one of natures greatest and most fleeting phenomena.






One response to “Murmuration”

  1. Ezra S F Avatar

    Starling flocks, it turns out, are best described with equations of “critical transitions” — systems that are poised to tip, to be almost instantly and completely transformed, like metals becoming magnetized or liquid turning to gas. Each starling in a flock is connected to every other. When a flock turns in unison, it’s a phase transition.

    From The Startling Science of a Starling Murmuration

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