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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Watching a Murmuration!

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

This is so awesome I just had to share! Isn't murmuration a really cool word? I like the feel of it when you say it. Go full screen!


  1. Hi Peggy,

    What a phenomenal video, it was captivating.

    We are quite well known for murmurations, here in Somerset UK, but your example was awesome and well outstrips our Somerset examples by miles.

    I love the word murmurations and it is quite spooky that you chose this as the subject to post about, as we have just been watching an episode of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire', where one of the options to a question was 'A Murder' of crows.

    I found this great list of collective nouns for birds and some of them are quite unbelievable, I thought you might be interested ...


    Thanks for showing the most impressive post of the day.


  2. Yvonne, the video was taken on the Shannon River in Ireland it was not here in the states. I have never heard of such a thing before although we do have starlings here. Can you imagine having all those birds doing that over your head!!!! That video was posted on Tourism Ireland, I get updates from them on facebook. That is my dream destination someday!
    Thanks for the link about bird words! that is really interesting. A murder of crows is so cool! Especially to me a huge mystery fan:)
    And I think your trip in Switzerland beat my primitive roads by miles No pun intended:)
    Thanks for stopping over! Off now to beat my husband at scrabble!

  3. Wow! I'm Irish (though not living there at the moment), and it never would have occurred to me that that video was taken on the Shannon! Go Ireland! Go murmurations!

  4. WOW! WOW! WOW!!!! I have never heard that word before and I have never seen ANYTHING like this Video before....It Is FANTASTIC!!!

    Thanks so much for your visit...Do read "BLUE NIGHTS"...it is a very special book by a stunning writer...!


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