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MARCH 6, 2007
those flocking starlings
'm not sure whether this British tv clip is familiar to US audiences- it's become so iconic over here that it's already losing some of its appeal through overexposure- but I thought I'd share it with you (a Tekkon link that Leo posted brought it to mind). Its a sequence of flocking starlings. Call me sappy but I think it's wonderful. I feel slightly disappointed in myself in that that my immediate points of reference for describing such a scene is CGI imagery In its Youtube format it doesn't have quite the impact as seeing it on tv. Do watch it all the way through. The presenter is a 'twitcher' (UK ornithologist) by the name of Bill Oddie (once a tv comedian back in the 1970s on Monty Python-lite show, 'The Goodies'). Usually his presentation style can be a little grating but his reverence for the scene before him here is great. I'm having difficulty in embedding Youtube clips so I'm afraid- for the moment all I can do you is a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuY9hJ6gKeI
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