Photo-a-Day (Friday, 12th January, 2018)
Oh my goodness, it looks like a scene from Hitchcock's "The Birds"!
Shellie's on the look out for easy pickings.
'Waiting' in the wings ...ready for the off!
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.
Hope theres no vehicles parked under this throng!
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
Irene if you want to beat Ellen you’ll have to rise earlier. Good photo Mick very dedicated to your camera.
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.
I still call them sheppies
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 it’s a sign that summer’s coming to an end and they’re preparing for their long flight to Africa.
Lovely photo Mick, thank you
Useless information. The collective noun for a group of starlings is a murmuration.
There only Murmurating when they are in flight, the word murmurate comes from the sounds there wings make
My comment should read Sheppies.
Has anyone tried playing the "bird notes" on a piano? :-)