Friday, December 09, 2011

The Birds

It is not unusual to see flocks of thousands of Brown-headed Cowbirds and Red-winged Blackbirds in the fields on the Katy Prairie. However, when driving along Porter Road End yesterday, I was amazed to see the road ahead totally blotted out by a huge flock of (mainly) Cowbirds.

As well as blocking the road, they lined up on the hedges and gates on both sides of the pavement, making me feel as if I was in a scene from Hitchcock's movie "The Birds".

Then  suddenly, as in the movie, the birds moved on.


No comments: