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Determined birds

 
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June 25, 2006
 
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Fushigi (guest)  -  June 25, 2006, 20:13
that's some crazy ass birds XD
pjh  -  June 25, 2006, 22:03
Interesting video; shame about the unnecessary background 'commentary'...
wow (guest)  -  June 26, 2006, 02:31
we need someone who knows about birds to make an insightful comment on this
LASSE (guest)  -  June 26, 2006, 09:43
BIRDS COOL
david (guest)  -  June 26, 2006, 10:12
intresting how the birds are black...
brother of david xD (guest)  -  June 26, 2006, 10:20
don't mind my insaine brother, but it's a pretty COOL video (cool birds)
 Dantalion  -  June 26, 2006, 14:06
Strange... something edible for them in the tree perhaps?
Me (guest)  -  June 26, 2006, 18:25
Its actually a bunch of frat birds. They doing something similar to going for the record of fitting as many people possible into a phonebooth.
david (guest)  -  June 26, 2006, 20:53
yo brother at least i can spell insane.
django (guest)  -  June 26, 2006, 22:01
hey look I can do that too
brother of django (guest)  -  June 26, 2006, 22:02
aren't I cool?
Jessu (guest)  -  June 27, 2006, 02:31
I know I'm not the only one who found it hilarious that all those birds made the tree actually sag.
pre (guest)  -  June 27, 2006, 03:57
thats the craziest thing i've ever seen
trees4meSome (guest)  -  June 27, 2006, 08:21
i was up in a tree once and this happened. the birds tried to kill me i'm pretty sure. they took my pants and flew away. i found the pants seven years later in colorado. isn't that weird?
didde  -  June 27, 2006, 19:40
Wierd birdies :P
Carl (guest)  -  June 28, 2006, 13:32
det er helt normalt for homo-fugle.
Killa (guest)  -  June 29, 2006, 13:15
Obviously there's something in that tree that atracts the birds. Since i'm not an expert and i can't realy see what kind of birds are there, i can't make any gueses what's in that tree. But such happenings are realy interesting... One bird might go "insane" but a whole bunch of them?
mi:ne (guest)  -  July 5, 2006, 05:31
HAHA! That was sooo cool! =D
mi:ne (guest)  -  July 5, 2006, 05:32
Oh, and by the way: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starlings
sdrawkcab (guest)  -  July 6, 2006, 10:18
I think these birds flock near sunset to find a place to sleep, they choose a "leader" and everybody follows it. This "leader" was probably trying to find shelter for the night in a tree with leaves, but it seems that the tree was just too small for this crazy amount of birds. It was probably a newbie leader or an unexpected overwhelming number of birds that joined in. That's my two cents, your guess is as good as mine :p I do know they all follow one bird for a fact though.
blah (guest)  -  July 11, 2006, 18:54
During spring in Denmark, at approximately half an hour before sunset, flocks of more than a million European starlings gather from all corners to join in incredible formations. This phenomenon is called Black Sun and can be witnessed in early spring throughout the marshlands of western Denmark, from March through to the middle of April.
kiribird (guest)  -  July 21, 2006, 08:10
...also seen similar, in just one tree as well, down by our NZ lake, but 7 or 8 times..starlings
 Deleted0001  -  August 30, 2006, 16:43
It's a least not a sign... But it was weird, though.
viiru (guest)  -  September 2, 2006, 13:01
"It was probably a newbie leader or an unexpected overwhelming number of birds that joined in." LMAO nuub
Mike (guest)  -  September 19, 2006, 01:58
These birds each have to stay the same distance apart from one another while flying. If startled one may fly away and another may follow, causing the wone following that one to follow and so on. Since there was such a large flock, many tried to land on the tree to rest and while it filled up some fell causing them all to try to restablish the distance.
Slasher (guest)  -  September 23, 2006, 14:33
Never seen anything like it. Obviously reminds me of Alfred Hitchcocks Birds.
mememe...haha...bridie (guest)  -  November 10, 2006, 16:19
i love it its so funky but i dont belive trees4sum bout the pants thing
Matt (guest)  -  November 1, 2007, 01:21
From what I've read, flocks of birds don't have "leaders." Rather, they collectively have "swarm intelligence." This article talks about it; it covers bees and ants first, but on page three talks about the flocking of birds: http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0707/feature5/ One quote: "The birds don't have a leader. No pigeon is telling the others what to do. Instead, they're each paying close attention to the pigeons next to them, each bird following simple rules as they wheel across the sky. These rules add up to another kind of swarm intelligence—one that has less to do with making decisions than with precisely coordinating movement." I don't know anything about starlings, but I imagine they're no different. Hope that helps! And by the way, very cool video.
Ron (guest)  -  December 14, 2007, 16:59
It makes me fel good to see intellegent commentary for a change. I've seen the starlings gather in large numbers, covering acres of land, but never trying to land in the same tree. Don't know why they do it. Great video.

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