The Murmuration of Starlings
Fri, 11 Nov 2011
This is a wonderfully captured video of a ‘murmuration’ of starlings in flight and it really captures the natural beauty of their movements, flying and turning in the air, almost like a single living entity.
Mathematical analysis of flock dynamics show how each starling’s movement is influenced by every other starling, and vice versa. It doesn’t matter how large a flock is, or if two birds are on opposite sides. It’s as if every individual is connected to the same network.