Google ‘why do starlings flock’.
Actually, I’m being a little unfair, as I haven’t provided you with any ‘starter’ reading. Try these:
And here is the famous Boids simulation developed by Craig Reynolds:
Then we can have a discussion about what constitutes an explanation. For you. For scientists. For others…
*Regrettably, it isn’t because,
“They want to be
Close to you.”