Monday, March 12, 2012

Grackles fly, merge and cluster in North TX

The Grackle(s) look like crows with extra feathers, little longer.
With the arrival of the Spring, these guys migrate through North Texas. They travel in huge numbers as a group, and can be source of nuisance to some [Link].

As a physicist, it would be interesting to learn about their flocking behavior.
There are statistical physics papers about such behaviors... and Physics Today had a cover story about it 2/3 years(?) ago... Please point the article if you could.

In this post, I present you the flocking swarm of Grackles as they settle down for the night. Please feel free to share.