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Swoop, Pivot and Soar - Starlings Embrace the Southern Israel Sky

Breathtaking "murmurations" - dark, shifting shapes that look like vast dancing clouds — fill the skies of southern Israel and surrounding areas in winter. Starlings from Russia and east Europe winter in the Holy Land, swooping, pivoting and soaring, putting on a display to shame any aerobatics team anywhere. A Reuters photo montage shows a remarkable display of shapes. Now they are a falling leaf, now a rising dove, now a giant whale swimming across the sky. They embark...

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