I've heard of an "ant mill" , but can you get an aerial "bee mill" ?

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Offline David Cooper

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I saw a photo earlier and wondered if it could be starlings making a loop, but the photo you've linked to is clearer and doesn't fit. Bees would be a much more interesting explanation.
« Last Edit: 15/04/2014 21:45:07 by David Cooper »

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At first glance I thought it was a smoke ring, e.g.



but the Leamington-spa black-circle is too thin compared with it's diameter to be a toroidal-vortex in air.

If it is bees then it's a vicious-circle in more ways than one  [:)]
« Last Edit: 16/04/2014 01:36:04 by RD »

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My first thought was that it was a photo taken near Mt. Etna which blows smoke rings, but then there was no sign of the volcano.