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Large gatherings of birds - about 500 (6)

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I believe the answer is:

crowds

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'large gatherings' is the definition.
'crowds' can be an answer for 'gatherings' (crowd is a kind of gathering). I am not certain of the 'large' bit.

'birds about 500' is the wordplay.
'birds' becomes 'crows' (crow is a kind of bird).
'about' is an insertion indicator.
's00' becomes 'D' (Roman numeral for s00).
'crows' placed around 'd' is 'CROWDS'.

'of' is the link.

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(Other definitions for crowds that I've seen before include "Large gatherings of people" , "Swarms" , "huge turnout?" , "Presses" , "Hosts" .)

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