On Sunday we had some rain. The sky was grey and foggy for a while, then later opened up to just gray. I figured that most likely would continue to rain.
I wasn’t planning to shoot pictures because there were no birds for hours. I was in my office when suddenly there was some commotion on the roof and the backyard, sounded like heavy rain or perhaps sleet! I looked outside the window…there were hundreds of dark birds all over the lawn, deck, everywhere! They were Grackles, I ran to set up my camera but as soon as they saw me the birds got spooked and took flight. I waited for a few minutes and another group (smaller than the previous) landed on my deck and proceded to eat all they could. I took some shots of them but they didn’t stay too long. Most likely that these birds too are flying south to a warmer place. Especially when we are being hit with a nasty cold vortex from the north.
© HJ Ruiz – Avian101