Thursday, January 21, 2010

Alfred Hitchcock Would Need a Double Scotch After This

I was working all day today. But luckily Mr. A had a day off, and was on the lookout for "The Birds"-esque action!!


I was talking to him on the phone on my lunchtime, and he was freaking out about all the birds in the farmer's field behind our house. He grabbed the camera and snapped a couple of great pics :D

Get a load of this. THOUSANDS of grackles...I wish I had been here to see it. These snapshots are only a small part of the bird frenzy....Mr. A said they were all the way across the whole field to the left, to the road on the other side of it. That's a huge area, even though you can't tell from the pics.

This is the wide angle. Doesn't look like much, until you realize all the dark spots in the field and trees are birds...


But these are the cool shots...



This one is my favourite. AWESOME!


Look at all the birds! They're filling the trees, as well as the field. The size of these flocks amaze me. It's almost like a gang of 50 grackles could come and scoop up my husband at any time :D

Wow. That blew my mind. I think I need an aspirin.

9 comments:

Michelle Skarupa said...

yikes the bird in that last pic is sooooo staring down Mr.A

Kyna said...

He is!! He's got crazy-eyes! O_O

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

I hope I will sleep tonight, lol. No scary dreams about THE BIRDS!!!!

Kyna said...

Did that one bird stare you down too?? O_O

Great. Now I can't sleep. :o(

Pam's English Garden said...

The grackles are on the move ... flying north, maybe. Isn't that a good thing? Sign that spring isn't too far off? That thought brings sweet dreams.

Noelle said...

Oh my goodness1 That is a lot of birds....

Kyna said...

Yes, hopefully it's a sign that we'll have an early spring! :D

Thank you for reading, Pam and Noelle :)

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

It is good to see the grackles we fed up here all summer have now gone south for you guys to feed this winter. Nice.

Kimberly said...

WOW! That's a lot of birds! Grackles are actually known to be quite intelligent, as are other varieties of black birds. This group looks very hungry...I wouldn't hang around outside too long! :)