In a case of life imitating life, this is a photo and video captured by photographer James Crombie of a murmuration of starlings creating the shape of a giant bird. How about that! Does it only look like a bird from this angle, or would it look like a bird’s ass from the other side? I’m not sure. Could you imagine if birds this big actually existed? Their poop would destroy a car, and convertibles wouldn’t be safe to drive at all. Plus they’d probably be snatching us up off the sidewalks to give to their babies, and I’ve watched more than enough cartoons to know you never want to wind up in a giant bird’s nest at feeding time.
Thanks to my dad, whose parents were seasoned birdwatchers themselves.