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Sunday, October 27, 2019

The birds....


The photos are not so fantastic...but always love seeing the swarms of birds.


I wish I could have done a better job capturing them...and what I really wish is that I had thought to video tape them till you could have heard them when they would swarm around.


Like I said none of these are great as a stand alone photo


It is the story they tell together.


They flitted from here to there...


They would settle in the road, and then in the field and then in the grain above.  It is not corn...maybe milo?


I could not resist this last one....

28 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

The first photo IS fantastic! The way You captured them, like they are rising up from the ground. And all the way back, with no end in sight. They look to be red-winged blackbirds.

Nancy Chan said...

These are great photos. I can imagine the noise they make.

betty-NZ said...

What great shots! I'm not fast enough when I see a large group of birds!

Bill said...

I like these very much! Good job!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Grande revoada, gostei e aproveito para desejar uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

An interesting exercise is to guess how many birds are on a photo like that, then to actually count them - there'll be a lot more than most people estimate. I think the pictures of the birds on the square wire grid are excellent.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

You did a great job capturing these birds. I see the Redwing Blackbirds, I wonder if the group is mixed species. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

Ann said...

WOW that's a lot of birds. It's like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

If you are out at just the right time you can hear them gathering in the trees before they take off. It's pretty relaxing to watch them flying around in the gathering with seemingly no purpose. Sometimes a Murder will fly in looking for whatever they are looking for and fly off again. I often wonder if they are strangers passing through or if my resident crows join the group that is really a family reunion, lol. I never tire of watching birds.
xx, Carol

Ruthie said...

I, too, love seeing swarms of birds. I like how you have caught them in flight. ANd also close up on the wire fence.

Steven said...

Excellent series of photos captured here! This was quite a swarm you've spotted. I am surprised how they are able to fly like this without hitting each other. It's amazing.

Sandra said...

where is the photo of Alfred Hitchock? he he he… I love the way you told the story, each of them shows how many there were and the closeups in the fence are beautiful because we can see what type they were.. to me the photos are amazing

don said...

;I think these are fine pictures of so many birds. It would be nice to see a video of tthis.

ClickNCamera said...

I think you did a great job capturing the birds!. I love the memories these flocks bring back...I'm a great Alfred Hitchcock fan. Enjoy your day!

Red Rose Alley said...

You're wrong, Rose. That first photo IS FANTASTIC! That is so cool. Why are there so many birds swarming around in this one area I wonder? I love the picture of the four birds on the wire fence too.

Have a sweet Autumn week.

~Sheri

ushasurya said...

amazing shots of the birds...I am reminded of the starlings and murmuration !
You have done a great job Rose.
OI love those seated in those squares too!
LOvely images !!!
Devi :)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Love these - grand scale and more intimate... YAM xx

happyone said...

I think they are great photos. So many birds. Really like the first one and the birds sitting on the fence each one in a little square.

Laura. M said...

Miles volando en el cielo.
Buen lunes.
Un abrazo.

Steve in Japan said...

Reminds me of Hitchcock. ;-)

Hill Top Post said...

I think your photographs are wonderful too! It's hard to imagine how many birds there might have been gathered there. A few years ago "zillions" of Robins flew over our house, obviously going somewhere, probably to feed in croplands as your birds were.

....peter:) said...

it's a great series of the birds and each image can stand alone... that is the last one would require some explaining Rose... but you get the feeling of motion....peter:)

Ruth Hiebert said...

Words fail me. So very many birds and constantly in motion. You did very well with these shots.

Heidi R. said...

Maybe it is a thrush, similar to the fieldfare (Turdus pilaris), as it occurs in our latitudes?

Kodak said...

Cool series of shots of all the birds. I don't think I've ever seen that many at once. I wonder what kind they are.

ElaineH said...

These are fabulous images. I love big groups of birds. I usually see them around fields where the corn has been harvested. A wonderful series.

Lowcarb team member said...

Wow! Well done on these fabulous photographs, what a lot of birds … marvellous.

All the best Jan

Tired Teacher said...

Excellent images of the gathering birds. I love to watch them fly in large formations, twisting and turning.

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