Every year around this time, we have a huge influx of these small non-native black birds called European Starlings. Unfortunately they do more harm to our native birds environment and habitat than good. Though with that said, they have the most unique and spell binding flight I have ever seen. Sometimes during the evenings you can catch me watching them fly in their uniquely choreographed flying formations. For me it is absolutely mesmerizing and brings a sense of calm to my buzzing brain. It's amazing how synchronized they are; birds fly into the group, they fly out, they turn one way then another never touching the bird next to them and they always seems to have the same exact spacing from the next bird the entire time, crazy! The ironic part about it is they usually do this acrobatic flight right in the middle of some of our city's busiest intersections, almost like they are putting on a show for us, lol. So I am usually watching in my car at a light or in a near by parking lot since I would like to remain 'poop free'. This week I was finally able to get a snippet of their peaceful 'air dance' to share with you.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do even though blogger made the video so darn small!
Happy Gardening and best wishes!