Dear Readers, you may notice the dates of the Blog do not match the Flash Post dates which are in real time. The blog was written in 2009 and saw the light of day 6 months back when my younger daughter discovered it and decided to bring it to you here.

Flash Post 153!

Button, look at this image and take a wild guess as to what it is.

I don’t know. It seems like lots of something’s flying around in the sky. Are they birds? Are they locusts?

You’re right. They are tiny songbirds called starlings and this visual published in today’s DNA shows these birds migrating from northern Europe in Rome where about a million of them move out during autumn and winter at a time. The intricate patterns they form in the sky while flying out are called murmurations and the strange thing is that they weave in and out, up and down and every which way without colliding even once with another bird flying close to them. And if you listen closely, you’ll even hear their song.

How amazing is that!

By the way, our grasshopper friend is now sitting upright on a stone in the flower pot. I only hope it can hop away.

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