Thursday, December 4, 2008

Starling roost at sunset (video)

I wanted to get some good pictures back onto the city of Rome from the Ponte Sant' Angelo bridge on Thursday evening after the conference.  A huge flock of starlings gathered east of the bridge, over the trees, and started executing a “Starling roost”, forming fluid patterns of shadow and shape against the evening sky.  It’s an amazing sight, and played out over the river until the light had gone.

The pictures can’t do it justice, but the video (now posted on YouTube and linked, below) does.

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