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Thanks for the feedback, and Steph, the information answers lots of my questions. This full-of-wonder Earth amazes me constantly.
We see swarms of birds lifting out of the already harvested cornfields that are abundant here in Illinois. Very cool!
They travel in flocks to avoid predators and also to take advantage of aerodynamics - and other reasons. Here's a good article on it. I remember learning about flocking behavior in class.
Thanks for posting this in the birds group - they would love this.
Beautiful! Love your album!
Cool Joan! You are much better at computer stuff than I am! I love the swarms of birds! They look amazing!
@Steph , I am trying to figure out how I get this over to your site. I am slow in figuring these days.
How do birds stay together in such patterns? Migratory birds present such beautiful sights and sounds. I wonder how they choose their leader, or if is leaderless? What happens to the very young and very old? Is there any evidence of compassion?
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