Help me find an FPP about swarms of birds that darken the sky January 11, 2007 10:56 AM   Subscribe

A while back (more than 2 months, less than a year) I remember an FPP that linked to a few short films of birds swarming in the sky in giant flocks that nearly darkened the sky. Might have been somewhere in the Netherlands but I recall it being an annual event. The swarming activity made for amazing patterns in the sky. I don't think this was just in my dreams but can't find it through any searches of the site. Can anyone help?
posted by otherwordlyglow to MetaFilter-Related at 10:56 AM (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

There's a link in this AskMe.
posted by amro at 10:59 AM on January 11, 2007

Wow. Fast! That's definitely the phenomenon, perhaps the same link I saw. In any case, it sets me on the right path. Thanks!
posted by otherwordlyglow at 11:06 AM on January 11, 2007

YouTube has a bunch of these, if you search there.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:34 AM on January 11, 2007

It's definitely that Black Sun link. Happens in Puget Sound too, at dusk in cretain weather conditions. Totally amazing to watch, like a giant amoeba or school of fish in the sky.
posted by mwhybark at 1:03 PM on January 11, 2007

posted by Baby_Balrog at 4:09 PM on January 11, 2007

Thanks for the links. Now if only I could get some higher quality video and turn it into a screen saver.
posted by otherwordlyglow at 4:58 PM on January 11, 2007

If you're looking for a similar motion in a screensaver, Flocks might be something to check out.
posted by Rubber Soul at 2:07 AM on January 12, 2007

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