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Niall Dollard

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Starling Murmuration at Lough Ennell, Ireland.
« on: March 04, 2021, 10:17:08 AM »
Incredible photo by James Crombie of a starling murmuration at Lough Ennell, central Ireland.

How did they know how to form a giant bird ?

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Re: Starling Murmuration at Lough Ennell, Ireland.
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2021, 01:32:42 PM »
No idea but it looks awesome.  :)
Þetta minnismerki er til vitnis um að við vitum hvað er að gerast og hvað þarf að gera. Aðeins þú veist hvort við gerðum eitthvað.

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Re: Starling Murmuration at Lough Ennell, Ireland.
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2021, 04:28:20 PM »
It must have been incredible to experience the moment!

A video of the murmuration can be seen at:-
https://www.irishtimes.com/lough-ennell-murmurations-seen-on-video-1.4501159
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Re: Starling Murmuration at Lough Ennell, Ireland.
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 03:06:43 AM »
Startling hen murmuration , Culdaff , Ireland .

 returned with mother (93) to Davenport's cottage . Made friends with the free range hens last time . Tonight I was walking past their roosting shed when I unexpectedly said out loud , Thank you God . Next moment the shed of hens started to sing , in prefect harmony up and down scales in waves like a jazz choir . It was being done at the volume of gentle cooing but with so many hens at once , the depth of sound was amazing . Never heard anything like it before .
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Re: Starling Murmuration at Lough Ennell, Ireland.
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 02:09:36 PM »
No pictures as yet, but the starlings have recently returned to Davidstow/Bodmin Moor.

A blast from the past, when I found myself in the middle of a murmuration at dusk.

Roughtor shrouded in mist in the background. Brown Willy totally obscured!

Click the image for somewhat greater clarity.

« Last Edit: October 13, 2021, 02:44:20 PM by Jim Hunt »
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Re: Starling Murmuration at Lough Ennell, Ireland.
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2021, 12:31:56 AM »
The local starlings were on fine form earlier this evening:

https://twitter.com/jim_hunt/status/1449135840047812610

The video quality on Twatter leaves something to be desired though. I'll try doing a YouTube version as and when time allows.
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Re: Starling Murmuration at Lough Ennell, Ireland.
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2021, 12:21:57 AM »
The video quality on Twatter leaves something to be desired though.

A longer and somewhat more professional video of yesterday's murmuration of the Roughtor starlings, with added music:

« Last Edit: October 17, 2021, 12:56:55 PM by Jim Hunt »
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