Here is an impressive natural spectacle. This phenomenon is called “murmuration” and is generally observed at the beginning of winter, just before dusk, when the starlings start looking for a place to roost at night. The numbers of birds increases gradually during the afternoon near where they’ll turn in for the night. At the end of the afternoon, there a huge swirling cloud. It’s a safety issue for them, no one wants to be on the outside and no one wants to be first to land. So each starling flies as close as possible to its neighbors by copying exactly their speed and direction, creating a beautifully energetic, swirling cloud. Enjoy this piece of poetry created close by to us in Marseille !