Mother Nature: she can be breathtaking. Case in point: these starling murmurations (swarming behavior) above Geldermasen in the Netherlands filmed at dusk by nature photographer Marco Valk. Why do starlings do this? Let me copy/paste that for you while I wish I had friends to fly with:
Grouping together offers safety in numbers – predators such as peregrine falcons find it hard to target one bird in the middle of a hypnotising flock of thousands. They also gather to keep warm at night and to exchange information, such as good feeding areas.
Wait — to exchange information like good feeding areas?! How do they do that? And how do we know that? Are we sure they aren’t just telling jokes and bragging about all the cars they pooped on? I mean I’m not saying I’m an ornithologist, but I did rescue a baby hummingbird that had fallen out if its nest once so I’m also not saying I’m not not one.