Starling flocks are called "murmurations." The birds fly in massive, tightly-packed groups to fend off predators, find food together, and seek mates. There are several theories as to how they coordinate their flight patterns so smoothly; what's certain is how hypnotic it looks from the ground.
Here are two things you should do immediately. One: watch this. It's a jaw-dropping video of starlings in flight that will straight up give you chills. The swirling cloud of birds is called a "murmuration," and it's just one example of how animals in very large groups can engage in remarkably coordinated collective…
If there's something that I hate more than one of those freaking winged sons-of-dinosaurs known as birds, that's a few thousand of them invading the entire sky, networked like a single individual. It's a natural phenomenon called murmuration.
Check out this jaw-dropping video of a natural phenomenon known as a "murmuration." The collective noun is used to describe vast numbers of starlings as they whirl through the air like billowing clouds of black, biological smoke.