starlings say the winter is here

With hungry predators hovering nearby, the little birds must converge, flocking together, in an attempt to confuse the sparrowhawks, buzzards and peregrine falcons. […] Each starling tracks seven other birds – irrespective of distance – which produces the group’s aerial ballet.

[all images> “Murmurations” of starlings at Gretna, Anglo-Scottish border_November 2011 via dailymail]

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