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Monday December 10, 2012

near Tuckerman, AR

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37. Dazzler
4:56 AM GMT on December 15, 2012
They are fun to watch when they are all flying. I don't know how they all know which way to go to keep from running into each other. I didn't realize not everyone gets to see these birds doing their dance.
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36. CythiaSue
4:45 AM GMT on December 15, 2012
Very cool, seen it once except not this many.
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35. CalicoBass
9:43 PM GMT on December 13, 2012
Thanks again for the great comments!
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34. Willow13
3:58 AM GMT on December 13, 2012
What a wonderful sight!!! Thanks for showing us!!
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33. nanapoo
2:38 AM GMT on December 13, 2012
WOW....looks like someone just sneezed pepper!!! WOW!!!!
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32. Kajzar
11:14 PM GMT on December 12, 2012
Wow! Amazing photo! I like whole series!
Congratulations!
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31. CalicoBass
8:41 AM GMT on December 12, 2012
Thanks again for the great comments and for the great video links!
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30. dixiedaughter
4:23 AM GMT on December 12, 2012
Oh wow what a great series. I would be afraid some scary movie was about to come true :)
Congratulations Delana!
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29. richteas
11:50 PM GMT on December 11, 2012
I'm wondering what these birds sense,
that we will soon experience?
COLD Perhaps?
Snow?
Ice?
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28. gingyb
11:13 PM GMT on December 11, 2012
Sorry my computer is going nuts. Great shot
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27. gingyb
11:12 PM GMT on December 11, 2012
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23. Bluesmaster
10:50 PM GMT on December 11, 2012
Incredible Delana, AC congrats!
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22. Wanda1948
7:36 PM GMT on December 11, 2012
Wow, a lot of these birds! Great capture, Delana, I love it! Congratulations!
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21. trailhiker44
5:31 PM GMT on December 11, 2012
Great photo, Delana !
This is amazing !!!
What an exciting experience for you !
Thank you for sharing !
CONGRATULATIONS on this fabulous AC !!!
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20. MissKitty2
4:10 PM GMT on December 11, 2012
What a great photo, Delana. I've seen this phenomena several times in my life and it's mesmerizing to watch the birds do this beautiful dance. Congratulations!

Here's a link to a fantastic video showing murmuration in all of it's beauty! Just click on the word Murmuration! There are a few *still* photos in the beginning and then the video starts.


Murmuration from Islands & Rivers on Vimeo.


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19. Doesiedoats
3:53 PM GMT on December 11, 2012
I haven't seen that many birds in one spot
since Alfred Hitchcock!

Great shot and series, Delana!

Congratulations on your AC.
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18. Budsgirl
2:50 PM GMT on December 11, 2012
Wow!
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17. swampteach
2:27 PM GMT on December 11, 2012
Haha. I was about to post about Hitchcock too! Amazing capture!
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16. LovePix
2:07 PM GMT on December 11, 2012
Oh, how funny!! I was going to say the exact same thing that Joel did about Hitchcock!! Wonderful capture, Delana. I would have been scared, though. Congratulations on this great photo!!
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15. RNJoel
1:25 PM GMT on December 11, 2012
Hitchcock would be proud... Super capture - AC congrats.
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14. snosno
12:52 PM GMT on December 11, 2012
Neat catch!!congrats!!
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13. jjulian
11:35 AM GMT on December 11, 2012
What a sight this must have been! The photo is amazing!!!

I don't know how to post vidoes onto here, but here is a link to a most beautiful filming of starlings murmuration with music...one of my favorites!
http://youtu.be/eakKfY5aHmY
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12. Xeni
10:34 AM GMT on December 11, 2012
It's great that you caught these photos! These are starlings and that they are flying in those ever-changing shapes? . . that's called Murmuration. I've seen this occur twice in real life, and it's spell-binding to view. If you do a search for Murmuration on YouTube or a search engine, you'll find several videos.

First time I saw it in person was in the rear view mirror of my car as I was speeding along the freeway. Heh, 'bout drove my car off the road, trying to watch out the front window as well as seeing that amazing event of nature behind me!
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11. CalicoBass
6:40 AM GMT on December 11, 2012
Thanks James for the comment!
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10. gardner48197
6:12 AM GMT on December 11, 2012
Wow, Amazing catch... Congrats!!
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9. CalicoBass
5:03 AM GMT on December 11, 2012
Thanks for all the great comments and Thank You to the Approvers for the AC! This was really amazing to see and on the other side of the highway the ground was solid black with birds. If hubby wasn't with me, I would have stopped and got more pics and maybe some video. He wanted to get past them asap, lol.
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8. gusbuster
4:44 AM GMT on December 11, 2012
A wow shot, hope you had a hat. LOL
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7. laurie82472
4:30 AM GMT on December 11, 2012
Congrats on AC!
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6. catilac
4:28 AM GMT on December 11, 2012
Amazing shot Delana!
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5. laurie82472
4:27 AM GMT on December 11, 2012
Wow!! That is A LOT of Birds!!
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4. Dazzler
4:25 AM GMT on December 11, 2012
So, how many bombed your car? lol
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3. BoazR
4:14 AM GMT on December 11, 2012
Creepy! No wonder they rain down at Beebe
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2. gilg72
2:00 AM GMT on December 11, 2012
Wowser Delana! This is very Amazing!
How many were there? You did count them didn't you?
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1. noneinc
1:26 AM GMT on December 11, 2012
Wow!
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I am married (38 years), we enjoy being outdoors, fishing, going for drives on the back-roads. I enjoy taking pictures of everything and I really enjoy seeing everyones pictures they put on this site. We live in a very small town that is where the White and Black Rivers meet. The town has a State Park here, has a lot of history, there is a video that was made for AETN TV, if you click on Visit My Website, you can see it. Create your own visitor map!

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