Wednesday, November 19, 2008

November Sights in Michigan

So this post isn't directly related to fly fishing but it is a video of something cool that we get to see in northern Michigan in the fall. The video was taken about a week ago and it is a clip of what I call the "screensaver birds" (they remind me of those old Windows screensavers). It's one of those mesmerizing flocks of mixed blackbirds (cowbirds, starlings, redwings) that mass in the fall and spend hours twisting, turning, splitting, and converging in some sort of chaotic dance. I still haven't found a solid explanation of why exactly they do this but it is fun to watch. This was by the Tom's at 14th and Division here in Traverse City.

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