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Thread: Vaux Swifts

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    Re: Vaux Swifts

    Yes, such patterning of swifts can be fascinating. They are called murmurations. Here is another one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eakKfY5aHmY

    Tobi is quite an expert on this, and if she sees this thread she has a link to an even more dramatic one, with beautiful music.

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    Re: Vaux Swifts

    What...?
    I heard my name called! LOL :D

    You must mean this:
    A video of 'Starling Murmurations' (that is when a large group of Starlings form the most wonderful shapes in flight.)


    http://youtu.be/M1Q-EbX6dso

    I hope you like this Enzo. Starling murmurations are quite common in the UK during the winter, though not often as good as this! The starlings group together in flight as a defence usually against a predator -such as a sparrowhawk.

    The music is by Ludovico Einaudi.

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    Aerial ballet! How they don't collide, because they're moving at a fair pace ....

    Though even a solo swift (swallow or house martin) is truly mesmerising.
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    What wonderful videos! Thanks for sharing :)
    I never knew what it was called. I've seen large groups of starlings here before but they are tiny compared to these! What a beautiful scene. I wish it was a common thing here. I could not imagine witnessing something like this in person. It would definitely take my breath away.

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    Re: Vaux Swifts

    Yes we get visited by starlings every winter in the UK. They migrate from the Baltic or Scandinavia, and go back in the Spring. This is a common sight (though usually not as impressive as that!)

    But I have never seen a murmuration of Swifts!

 

 

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