Mesmerizing Flocks

Mesmerizing Flocks

Todd Standley
Published: 04/05/2010

Watching a flock of starlings smoothly transform themselves into stunning and mesmerizing shapes in the evening sky, I am convinced that there is a group consciousness at work. You might look at the same display and be equally in awe of the speed at which each individual bird reacts to the slight and subtle physical signals from its nearest neighbour. Physical senses or group consciousness?

Read about the amazing phenomenon of bird flocks in "Flight Plan," from our March-April 2009 issue.