Did You Know #61: What Is The Black Sun Spectacle In Denmark?

It is the most famous natural spectacle in Denmark. Hundreds of thousands of starlings (Common starling = Sturnus vulgaris) turn the sky black when they are circling around creating fascinating formations in the air before they land at dusk in an area covered with reeds.
The Black Sun, or ‘Sort Sol’ as the Danes it call it, occurs in southwestern Jutland in Denmark during autumn from August until the end of October, and in spring from the middle of March to the middle of April – when the starlings returning to the north make a stop at Wadden Sea National Park’s marshlands to rest and find food.

6 thoughts on “Did You Know #61: What Is The Black Sun Spectacle In Denmark?”

  1. Yes how they do it is beyond comprehension. There is a formal name for those formations. Wish I could remember.

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  2. Is it called a murmurmation? Maybe someone who sees this can help us out. Indeed it is divine and beyond comprehension! 🖤🙏

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