Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye. Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie




Thanks Dr Mike for brightening up these pictures for me.

A cold front blew through last night but before it did these black birds came. There were hundreds of these blackbirds on the utility lines at one of the busy intersections in town. These birds fascinate me. I pulled into the bank's parking lot to take a couple pictures while the rest of the town drove past. The birds were sitting together making the utility lines look 3X thicker then normal. One would fly off the they next one would hop down the line to close the gap. There was an orchestra of chatter between these birds then something would happen and a whole flock would fly off at once circle the grocery store across the street and come back and start the chatter all over again. So now I can't seem to get that nursery rhyme out of my head. Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye. Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie...

5 comments:

jo(e) said...

That second photo captures the effect. How cool.

(And now I am going to have that nursery rhyme in my head all day ....)

HeyJules said...

I was bird watching on telephone wires this weekend, also!

Aunt Jo said...

when we lived in fort gibson when carly was a baby there were THOUSANDS of black birds that roosted in the trees across the street from our apartment. joe loved it when they came flying in. we have video of it....and more than one ocassion. it was weird. the trees have been replaced by a library. the black birds are the most well read birds on the block now.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, now I have that rhyme stuck in my head! :p
We get tons of blackbirds like that in our trees occasionally. The boys are fascinated by them. I always think of the movie "Birds."lol

uncle joe said...

AJ stole my story about the birds.
They would come in my the hundreds or thousands covering the sky, moving with the wind, I could watch them for hours...