This is not the sharpest of photos, because I took it with my cell phone at a traffic light here in downtown Austin. At dusk, the grackles congregate on the power lines, preferably along the roads and above parking lots. The sound is indescribable–loud but pleasant, like the sound of the shower in the morning. On hot days it almost makes it feel cooler.
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There are hundreds of them! I like the delicate colours of the sky.
Thanks! And that’s one shot, in one direction. Imagine them on every power line downtown.
I love this. It reminds me that this is not really the age of mammals. Birds outnumber us in populations and diversity. (And the insects outnumber us all.) I wonder what it was like 100 years ago or 200 when big flocks were more commonplace.
I know. It’s hard to imagine even more birds than this, though.