A short film that follows the journey of two girls in a canoe on the River Shannon and how they stumble across one of nature’s greatest phenomenons; a murmuration of starlings.

/merr’meuh ray”sheuhn/, n.
1. an act or instance of murmuring.
2. a flock of starlings.

(via Mrs.Easton)

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  1. oops wrong link on the front page. love the murmuration vid.

  2. nevermind! for some reason the handmade knife video was loading.

  3. This video is on autoplay for some reason. Took me 5min to figure out where the sound was coming from in my rss reader. Dunno if you can shut that off but its no bueno for those of us in an office.

  4. made our really boring day VERY exciting! thanks Tina. x

  5. Oh no! Autoplay is no bueno. Thanks for pointing that out. It should be fixed now.

  6. Thanks for that. I’ve seen this up close here in Texas but never a group this large or this close. So deeply heart achingly beautiful.

  7. oh WOOOOOOOOOW! who knew?

  8. This is what I call a true gift of serendipity – unexpected and lovely.

    Happy weekend,


  9. You always find magic!

  10. We get this in Brighton (UK) a lot – it’s one of my favourite sights, watching them swoop & fold over the abandoned pier at sunset

  11. This video is a simple example of the complexity of nature. Totally inspiring on so many levels. When designing experiences I try to look around and it’s not to hard to find. Unfortunately, others see this and are inspired to create without having the best interests of humans in mind. Biomimicary is a powerful design tool, in the wrong hands it can be deadly.

  12. My poem written swiss miss on my Facebook apage of Anthony Quinn Annandale, VA. Hope you like it. LOVED your video with imagery and sound, amazing really, thanks for sharing it. Loved it all , the smiles and the laughs and the giggles , too :

    Sigh Collective SWOON-
    NOW-Soon?!? ALL GOOD
    Must Smile Laugh End
    Ride In ALL GOOD Stars
    Starlings AMAZE BLACK Blaze
    Blue Air Ohhh – Water Greens Dark
    Graze …
    Ahhh A-WAY-SA-FAD-Fade
    Backs To PAD Paddl-
    Away WAY Paddle …

    Hope you like this. Go to my Facebook page to see the dark blue drawing that I added along with the poem. Cheers, bravo and thanks again for sharing this. Quite simply amazing! BLOW ME AWAY! Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn

  13. Wow! That gave me goose bumps. What a spectacular performance of nature. I’m going to send this to lots of other people.

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