Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's like Discovery Channel in my front yard...

I was looking out the front window when suddenly a flock of 300-500 birds all landed almost simultaneously in the neighbors' yards. I think they were starlings. They were remarkable to watch. They would all fly up at once and do a sweeping loop up and over the roof of our house then return to the yard or all fly up to the telephone lines for a moment. Occasionally on the ground one would start up a little and there would be this wave of birds that flew up a couple of feet and settled back down. They kept an almost perfect circle of space around the crows that were also in the yard, with a radius of about two feet. A few minutes after they descended, they all flew up and are completely gone, as though they were never here.

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