Dance of the Dunlins by Ray Hamlyn

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Flocking behavior in shorebirds is one of the most beautiful ballets in nature. Computer simulations have shown this behavior is explained by each bird following a few simple rules, but overall effect is that the flock is performing a elaborate dance that begs to be set to music.


Video “Dance of the Dunlins” courtesy of Ray Hamlyn.


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Susan Lee

Fascinating video and informative article, thank you so much!