This gives me shivers upon shivers.

It’s a total party trick to know the names of different animal groups — a murder of crows, a cowardice of cur, and an implausibility of gnus, for example! — and now we can all witness firsthand a murmuration of starlings.

When starlings fly, they do so in massive number and with impossibly-quick choreography; the swirling sheets of bird bodies form midair shapes, break apart, and then come back together again, seemingly without a single collision. Amazing.

Sophie Windsor Clive and Liberty Smith were lucky enough to see a murmuration. We’re lucky enough that they recorded it. Have you ever caught a spontaneous burst of nature? Share your sightings here with us, will you?

Seen first on Booooooom.

P.S. — Here’s a very cool book of animal group names. And another.