Thursday, October 21, 2010

No bad birds

When discussing alien and invasive species it is very easy to slip over into thinking that some species are just bad. Whilst there are some species that are rather widely problematic every species is also native somewhere. In its native range attitudes towards it are often very different. Take that most trashy of the trash birds the European starling. Even Fox news hate the starling (I suspect they particularly dislike it because it's from Europe).

But when I came across this video I thought the spooky smoke monster starling flock looked familiar. Here it is with a rather different narration from its European home. This second video is a bit slow to get going but don't miss the section starting at about 3:20. Amazing.

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