Starling murmurations are dazzling, ubiquitous, and puzzling

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Look up on a fall or winter day in the Northern Hemisphere and you may see the fast, synchronous cloud of thousands of birds swirling over their roosts. While migrating south, starlings take rest stops for a few weeks at a time and perform murmurations together at dusk, sometimes lasting up to 45 minutes at a time.

Period13-Mar-2021 → 27-Mar-2021

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleThese birds flock in mesmerizing swarms of thousands—but why is still a mystery
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMSN Ireland
    Media typeWeb
    CountryIreland
    Date27/03/2021
    DescriptionIt’s a mesmerizing sight: Thousands of birds move in unison through the evening sky, whirling and swooping as if performing a highly synchronized ballet.

    When they finally descend to their treetop roost, the beating of their iridescent wings creates such a rush of sound that the noise earned the phenomenon its unusual name: a murmuration of starlings.
    Producer/AuthorMelanie Haiken
    URLhttps://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/techandscience/these-birds-flock-in-mesmerizing-swarms-of-thousands%E2%80%94but-why-is-still-a-mystery/ar-BB1eY8qz
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk
  • TitleStarling murmurations are dazzling, ubiquitous, and puzzling
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNational Geographic
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date25/03/2021
    DescriptionLook up on a fall or winter day in the Northern Hemisphere and you may see the fast, synchronous cloud of thousands of birds swirling over their roosts. While migrating south, starlings take rest stops for a few weeks at a time and perform murmurations together at dusk, sometimes lasting up to 45 minutes at a time.
    Producer/AuthorDiana Marques, Kennedy Elliott
    URLhttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/graphic-starling-murmurations-dazzling-ubiquitous-puzzling
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk
  • TitleThese birds flock in mesmerizing swarms of thousands—but why is still a mystery
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMSN News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date25/03/2021
    DescriptionIt’s a mesmerizing sight: Thousands of birds move in unison through the evening sky, whirling and swooping as if performing a highly synchronized ballet. When they finally descend to their treetop roost, the beating of their iridescent wings creates such a rush of sound that the noise earned the phenomenon its unusual name: a murmuration of starlings.
    Producer/AuthorMelanie Haiken
    URLhttps://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/these-birds-flock-in-mesmerizing-swarms-of-thousands%E2%80%94but-why-is-still-a-mystery/ar-BB1eY8qz
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk
  • TitleMysterie: de magie van spreeuwenzwermen in Putten (en waarom ze niet botsen)
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletIn de buurt
    Media typeWeb
    CountryNetherlands
    Date13/03/2021
    DescriptionSpreeuwenzwermen met eigen ogen meemaken is iets waanzinnig moois. Het natuurverschijnsel ziet er heel mysterieus uit (check onderstaande video ook even). In Putten kunnen we in deze periode genieten, want de vogels vliegen steeds vaker boven de woonwijken. Maar waarom vliegen ze op deze manier in zo’n grote groep bij elkaar? En hoe komt het dat ze niet botsen?
    Producer/AuthorNicole Berkouwer
    URLhttps://indebuurt.nl/randmeren/genieten-van/mysteries/mysterie-magie-van-spreeuwenzwermen-putten~108669/
    PersonsCharlotte Hemelrijk