The Birds!

Like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie they came. Our house and community were surrounded. Hundreds or thousands, I could not possibly count them all. These small black birds flew in mass formations like blackened thunderclouds about to burst.

(Use the player to hear the actual birds. It’s a little soft so you may have to turn your volume up.)

They landed in search of food, feasting on whatever they could find. These birds did not appear picky.

The flock lighted in the trees scouring the surrounding hillside for any possible form of nourishment.


They moved from tree to tree as a great black wave. One could only watch as they flew praying that they would fly away to another place far from here. One thing is for sure…

I’m glad I didn’t wash my car!

10 thoughts on “The Birds!

  1. Crafty Gardener

    We have had the flocks of black birds as well. The odd time I’m glad to see them as they devour all the seed that has fallen to the ground and clean up the lawn for me. But most time I don’t like them in the garden.

  2. tina

    i heard the sound bite perfectly. it is nice to see the birds migrating and it was good you did not wash the car!

    can you change my blog link in your sidebar to: http://tinaramsey.blogspot.com/
    i don’t have an account at the leaf’s website anymore and am trying to get the new link changed everywhere. boy does it take time. i just noticed yours is the old one. thanks!

  3. Dave

    They just swooped around all day. It was a little on the creepy side. What is interesting is how they all fly together at the same time like a unit. It’s almost as if they share the same mind or have some sort of hierarchy in the flock.

  4. Dave

    Kris, thanks for coming by! I think the grackles came for my neighbors yard. He just planted grass seed, unfortunately he might not see much come up, thanks to the grackles. They might be nice birds to have around if there were only one or two!

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