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Though free to think and act, we are held together,
Like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable.
These ties cannot be seen,
But we can still feel them. 255 more words


Where does a flock of starlings end and the sky begin?

This shows a flock, also called a murmuration, of starlings at sunset. The hundreds or thousands of starlings are moving almost as if they are a single body, and mostly there is a pretty clear edge to the flock. 332 more words


Friday Photo

Not the best photo… but the video was even worse…. there were thousands of birds in this particular murmuration, right over the house.

Friday Photo

Startling Starlings

A close up of a group of starlings (also called murmuration) in the backyard lawn. Few hundreds of these lovely little birds live in the neighboring woods. 146 more words

Not So Still Life

sunsets and starlings

Leaving work today I was startled by a murmuration of starlings, the mass beating of their wings making a sound like waves on shingle. I’d stayed a while on the beach as the sun sank into banks of cloud ¬†and chatted with holiday makers and families as the temperature dropped and a lone surfer tried optimistically to catch one of the ripples that were breaking a few metres out from the sand. 120 more words


Mur. Mur. Murmur. Magnificent.

“Tens of thousands of starlings start their murmuration, with Criffel mountain in the background, as dusk fell last night (November 5, 2014) on the England and Scotland border near Gretna Green.” 27 more words