flying bait-balls

grouping together to protect themselves from predators, an accepted explanation when smaller fish form baitballs


and slightly less certain as to why starlings form murmurations, they nevertheless once again bridge the gap between birds and fish in their manner, two of the greater pleasures we as people who spend time outside by the water get to witness and in a way, be part of their magic.

 i’ve had the great luck witnessing several stunning murmurations as the ones below.