This morning, while I was feeding Melody, I heard a whooshing sound overhead. I stepped out of the run-in shed in time to see a huge flock of birds overhead. The huge flock changed shape and direction a few times as they sort of folded back on themselves. By the time I got my camera out of my pocket, they had flown across the road and into some trees.
|The lowest branch against the sky points to the flock. |
|Now you see a few of them.|
|The flock rises from the woods.|
|They're hard to see here because they're at the treeline.|
But the trees to the right are still full of birds.
|Now you can see some of the flock!|
|They're headed for the road.|
|The flock crosses the road.|
|. . . and is soon out of my sight.|
For a moment, I was reminded of the YouTubevideo "Murmuration
," which has gone viral and which some folks think is wonderful and mystic, etc. But I was also reminded of Alfred Hitchcok's classic horror film, The Birds
, which was released when I was 18. (Here's a clip
of the schoolhouse scene.)
I assume the flock I saw was just getting ready to head south.