Oh my goodness, it looks like a scene from Hitchcock's "The Birds"!
Comment by Alan lad on 12th January 2018 at 02:03
Shellie's on the look out for easy pickings.
Comment by Veronica on 12th January 2018 at 08:08
'Waiting' in the wings ...ready for the off!
Comment by irene roberts on 12th January 2018 at 09:20
Ellen, you beat me to it....Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds". Although these are starlings, the picture reminds me of sparrows on the telephone wires when I was a child...sparrows were very everywhere then; you never see them now.
Comment by Johnny on 12th January 2018 at 09:41
Hope theres no vehicles parked under this throng!
Comment by Mick on 12th January 2018 at 10:26
I was told by one of the telecom men that they get more birds sitting on the wires now that the wires have been changed to fiber optic because the birds can warm up there feet
Comment by Jim tomney on 12th January 2018 at 11:44
Irene if you want to beat Ellen youíll have to rise earlier. Good photo Mick very dedicated to your camera.
Comment by PeterP on 12th January 2018 at 12:10
We have a telegraph pole at the front of our bungalow and at times not only do the wires get covered with birds so do the houses. love it when my grand kids come we go outside and I clap my hands to get rid of the birds.Kids love watching hundreds of birds taking off together.
Comment by Pw on 12th January 2018 at 15:32
I still call them sheppies
Comment by Pat McC on 12th January 2018 at 15:45
We too have birds congregating on the telephone wires outside the house - every September the swallows perch on the wires and I always feel a little sad that itís a sign that summerís coming to an end and theyíre preparing for their long flight to Africa.
Lovely photo Mick, thank you
Comment by John D on 12th January 2018 at 20:15
Useless information. The collective noun for a group of starlings is a murmuration.
Comment by Mick on 12th January 2018 at 22:24
There only Murmurating when they are in flight, the word murmurate comes from the sounds there wings make
Comment by Alan lad on 13th January 2018 at 03:31
My comment should read Sheppies.
Comment by Sally G on 22nd January 2018 at 16:55
Has anyone tried playing the "bird notes" on a piano? :-)
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