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Birds Create Stunning Formations in Skies Over Israel

Arriving like dark clouds, thousands of European starlings swoop and soar through the skies of Israel each winter, with stunning moves that could rival any aerobatics team. The birds, migrating from Russia and eastern Europe, are airborne ballerinas — forming shapes like a falling leaf, a rising dove, a giant whale swimming across the sky — as they prepare to roost for the night. Scientists are not exactly sure how they stay in perfect formation, but bird expert Zachary Slavin with the...

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