Saturday, November 5, 2011

The dance of the Starlings

The standard collective noun for a group of birds is a "flock" but for many types of birds there is a collective noun particular to their type. 
A peep of chickens
A murder of crows
A flight of doves
A charm of goldfinches
A parliament of Owls 
A murmuration of Starlings
and this is what they look like as they settle in to roost at night:

Another video with the amazing dance of the Starlings.  


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