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Old Oct 11, 2008, 4:14 PM   #1
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My wife and I were driving along when we saw this rather large flock of birds doing what you could only call dancing in the sky! It was one time I wish my DL had video. It was incredible. Here are some stills of the flock. The first 3 were taken by my wife as I drove. DL with the DA 50-200.











I wish you could have been there to see it!

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Old Oct 11, 2008, 6:09 PM   #2
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Wow! :shock:
that's all I can say... I'm speechless:?
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Old Oct 11, 2008, 8:44 PM   #3
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I was going to say what GW did. Wow! I've never seen anything like this. It's amazing.

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Old Oct 11, 2008, 11:13 PM   #4
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I wish I was there to, how wonderful, Natures Sky Dance.
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Old Oct 12, 2008, 12:18 AM   #5
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Interesting - if I had seen the first one without explanation, I would have thought an insect swarm of some sort. I've never seen a flock flying in this kind of formation.
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Old Oct 12, 2008, 2:53 AM   #6
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GW, Patty, Rodney and Harriet, it was absolutely beautiful. It looked as though they were coreographed. They went through all sorts of shapes and sizes and never got split up. It seemed they were just one single, fluid thing. It was amazing.

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cool

they allmost look like shoal of fish, you should have entered that one in this months photo competition
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Looks like a swarm of bees! Amazing!!!

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Thanks for the comments, Dawg and Kazuya. They did look like bees but they were moving really, really fast, changing shapes quickly. It was quite a sight.

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Old Oct 17, 2008, 7:17 PM   #10
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I've seen small formations like this. They are probably starlings. Apparently they can flock and fly like this by the thousands.
It's amazing that they can manage these aerobatics... what with having bird brains and all.

Search Youtube for 'starling flocks' and you'll find some pretty cool videos of them.

Nice captures. I bet it was hard to keep your eyes on the road with that show going on out there.

(second pic looks like your sensor needs some cleaning)
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