A Murmuration Over The Shannon


Canoeing across the Shannon, Sophie Windsor Clive and Liberty Smith find themselves in the right place at the right time for a rare visual treat.

A murmuration consists of thousands of tiny starlings (birds) collectively flying and swirling about. The mesmerizing act is typically seen at the beginning of winter, right before dusk, as the birds look for a place to roost for the night. During the action, birds reach speeds of up to 20 mph.

Murmuration: Chance Encounter Captures Stunning Phenomenon Of Starlings (HuffPost)


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