Now we are very close to Spring, not by looking to the calendar but just looking at the birds, I see more birds and the variety has increased too.
I’ll tell you what happened last Friday morning, Lucy (my wife) was out walking with our friend Bonnie (neighbor) like they do every morning. I was in my office at the computer doing some work, it was fairly cool outside but sunny at the time. My office has a large window (3 panes) with blinds open just enough to get the room illuminated, since I use the computer and hate light reflection on the screen. Suddenly, it just got dark and a familiar sound could be heard outside. It took me less than a second to realize what it was and ran downstairs to go outside but bumped into Lucy at the door, she was panting to catch her breath because she had ran home to tell me about a gigantic (her words) flock of blackbirds going around… and our friend Bonnie got scared by it, she had never seen that before, also mentioned it was scary like the Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “The Birds”. 🙂
Meanwhile, the birds took off flying all together in just seconds! I had no chance to take pictures or anything. That’s alright… maybe next year.
I remember, a few years ago something similar happened this same location, also a large flock showed up! The difference was I had my camera ready at the time and I was able to get some interesting shots.