Monday, November 16, 2009

A Blackbird Sunrise

I stepped outside this morning as the sun was just starting to rise and I do what I always do every morning, which is take a quick scan of the yard for birds and then a quick scan of the sky.
As I looked across the street I could see the orange sky peppered in black as a large flock of blackbirds flew by heading south-west. I had my camera with me, but not the binnoculars so I can't tell what they are. I am guessing a mixed flock and I am guessing numbers between 500-750.
Fantastic way to start the day as I love it when I'm lucky enough to see significant flocks of any kind fly past me. Just wish they were closer so I could have listened to hear if they were making any call notes.
The tail end of the very large flock.

Very cool way to start the week. Take care everyone!

3 comments:

troutbirder said...

First time visitor enjoying. That is a lot of blackbirds. Followed your birding outings and very similar to my spouse and myself doing the same thing (no seashores here though). :)

Rambling Woods said...

Nothing better than some birds to start your day..The blog is looking fantastic Kim...You have really become a serious birder... get out there and see some for me will you? ..Michelle...

madcobug said...

If all those had of been close enough you would have heard a big racket LOL. I don't know if it would have been singing or squawking. They are loud alright. Helen

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