Starlings forming clouds of poetry in the sky

So Neels Castillon was shooting a commercial with Mathias Touzeris in Marseille, France, when a massive flock of starlings turned up and started a mass aerial display. The technical term for the dance is ‘murmuration’, and Alt-J’s Hand-made makes a really good soundtrack for the birds’ ensemble performance.

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