Bird Ballet

Bird Ballet, mumuration, starlings, starling mumeration, birds, flocks of birds, flocking birds,

You don’t have to be a bird hobbyist to enjoy this.

In this brief bird ballet, two bright lasses paddle toward a lovely aisle in the River Shannon, on a blustery Irish day, when they’re treated to an amazing murmeration—or dance—of starlings for an experience they’re bound to remember for life.  So glad they shared their experience and delight in it with the world.  Thanks to Sophie Windsor Clive and Liberty Smith!

There are a number of amazing “murmuration” videos to enjoy if you search YouTube for ‘murmuration’.  I chose this short 2 minute video by Sophie and Liberty, of, because it includes the raw footage of them and their obvious and incredulous delight at the scene of the amazing dance of starlings at sunset, which they were graced to witness.

I don’t think they knew what they were in for when they set out for the island, but what they got was clearly so much more.  It’s worth 2 minutes of your time, and here’s one more that’s well worth 2.5 minutes of your time.  When we invest in beauty and inspiration, we live a beautiful and inspired life.  See Alain Delorme’s capturing of murmuration magic via his site:

If you want more after that, there are other similarly beautiful videos to be found if you search YouTube for ‘murmuration’.  Enjoy…recharge…you will be glad you did.