scienceisbeauty:

Photographer Richard Barnes captures the mesmerizing geometric patterns created by flocks of European starlings.

Source: Beautiful and Eerie Photographs of Starlings in Flight (Smithsonian.com)

foxinu:

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daveyhatesmith:

brinconvenient:

An owl on a towel.

IT IS AS THE PROPHET DR. SEUSS FORETOLD

*crying from too much adorableness*

wunderscheisse:

In recent years, biologists have recognized that birds engage in play. Juvenile Common Ravens are among the most playful of bird species. They have been observed to slide down snowbanks, apparently purely for fun. They even engage in games with other species, such as playing catch-me-if-you-can with wolves, otters and dogs.[77] Common Ravens are known for spectacular aerobatic displays, such as flying in loops or interlocking talons with each other in flight.[78][79]

They are also one of only a few wild animals who make their own toys. They have been observed breaking off twigs to play with socially.[80]

this is so precious omg

secfromdisaster:

Thousands of the birds have arrived to roost in the village near Gretna, Scotland, with the sheer weight of numbers causing disruption. Power supplies in the village have been affected by the number of birds perching on electricity cables. Starlings are among the most common of garden birds, and can be spotted in the Borders in “murmurations” throughout the Autumn period.

now THIS is what i call swag. 

my pajama owls say hi!

my pajama owls say hi!