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Starling Murmuration Near Starved Rock State Park IL DDZ_0104 | by NDomer73
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Starling Murmuration Near Starved Rock State Park IL DDZ_0104

As we were leaving Starved Rock State Park near dusk on November 6, 2007, we were amazed by this dense swarm of starlings sweeping across a harvested cornfield. The birds would come to ground as a group in a matter of seconds and seeming disappear into the stubby corn stalks. Then they would rise up just as quickly as a black mass and arrange themselves in a fluid form such as this one, known as a murmuration. We watched for several minutes before the birds moved on.

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Uploaded on January 7, 2008