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Sunday, September 3, 2017

It's a line-up

Notice they have all faced forward...I have not always watched but for a while, every time you see birds gathered close together on the power lines, they always seem to face the same direction.

21 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I took similar pictures today - I was amazed at the number of birds on the wires. There are places where they use different methods to keep the birds off the wires because they say that if they all take off at once it can bounce the wires so much that they snap.

Great photo!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Yes, they do this here, too!! But I never thought about how they face the same direction! Phil says it's because they want to chirp to each other!

Weekend-Windup said...

I use to enjoy seeing many birds sitting in a line on the wires. It will be a good sight:)

Sandi said...

It's an invasion!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wow that is a big line-up! The blackbirds love sitting on the wires.

Happy Labor Day! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Jeevan said...

Really wonderful to see all posted at same direction

Tom said...

...this makes me think of the song 'bird on a wire.'

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I have noticed that birds face the same direction. You would think a few would face backward to watch for hawks, lol. what I wonder is how they fly in and land on that wire without missing!
xx, Carol

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Hmmmm, I really have not paid attention to this, now I will for sure.

Great captures Rose.

Sandra said...

ha ha, I am glad I don't have to pick one out of this line up... that is a lot of birds

The Furry Gnome said...

Wonder if they're talking to each other?

don said...

I wonder if they face the same wah into the prevailing wind. It would ruffle their feathers less.
Amazing number of birds on these wires.

Christine said...

At the moment the swallows are gathering like this on the wires here!

Carol Mattingly said...

That is true. Never paid a bit of attention to that before. Amazing. Carol

happyone said...

Cool pictures. I've seen the birds doing this around here too.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That's very interesting. I have noticed it a couple of times, but must admit that I really have not watched for this. I will be doing that from now on.

Bill said...

Mostly starlings and pigeons sitting on the wires here... These are neat shots.

NatureFootstep said...

yes. fun to watch. It is probably either the wind or the light that decides wich direction they turn :)

Red Rose Alley said...

This is an awesome picture, Rose. I just took a picture of five birds of the power line this morning, and they were all facing in the same direction, but one. Look how many birds are on this wire, incredible!

~Sheri

Klara S said...

WOW, that's the amount!

koi seo said...

There are places where they use different methods to keep the birds off the wires because they say that if they all take off at once it can bounce the wires so much that they snap.


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