The Birds

Posted by laxnugget on Dec. 18, 2009

Starlings, aka The Birds commonly travel is flocks of up to a million. Its called Sort Sol and is a phenomenon that usually takes place in Denmark. Sort sol takes place in the hours just after sunset. The birds gather in large flocks and form huge formations on the sky just before they decide for a location to roost for the night. The movements of the formations have been likened to kind of a dance or ballet and the birds are so numerous that they literally seem to obliterate the sunset, hence the term sort sol. In 1890, the US introduced Starlings to stimulate agricultural needs but they grew to be a nuisance in the end.

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