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Precision Flying or Controlled Chaos?

This flock of European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) were taking off/landing and flying back and forth across a field on top of a bluff overlooking the ocean. From a distance it looked like precision flying where the flock took off and landed in a cohesive group. Taking a closer look, as shown in this photo, it looks more like controlled chaos where it appears to be completely disorganzied but where some things like flying are under control. Maybe both? After a few minutes, the show was over when they flew out over the ocean.

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