Starlings in photos
• Starlings in photographs
It draws thousands of birds in the sky, whimsical painting, then going into the drop, then spreading over the horizon. Their movements are amazingly in sync. This phenomenon is called murmuratsiya, or dance the starlings. In Russia, it can often be seen in the spring, with the arrival of the birds, or in autumn, before their departure to warmer climes.
The reasons for the emergence murmuratsii scientists still argue. One of the most plausible versions - the birds are constantly moving, so they are harder to catch predators: falcons and other natural enemies. At last there is an effect of confusion: for a victim to follow? Starling changes position in space, and at the same time changing the position of the five or six neighboring birds. In addition, the grouping helps songstress to share information, for example, about the best places to feed. The group can range from hundreds to tens of thousands of individuals. If the early spring, the starlings in the territory of Russia can be seen as early as mid-March. They will live or prepared for them birdhouse, or in the hollows left by woodpeckers.