Starlings evoke a whole range of emotions. Individually or in small groups, starlings in North America elicit all manner of ill-will. However, free-wheeling flocks of Sturnus vulgaris transcend those vulgar emotions, instead inspiring awe and wonder. Scientists are beginning to crack the code underlying those amazing displays of synchronized flight. Apparently, the principles at work are pretty simple

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.