Ailsa’s theme this week is MULTIPLES. As soon as I read this, I knew which picture — one I took last Thursday — I would have to post.
However, when I downloaded the photos a few days later, the photos weren’t the best. I was just too far away, with no opportunity to get closer. I took this shot while at a gas station. The tree was in an adjacent field, but there was a fence and a dog between us.
Although I’ve seen large flocks of birds before, I have never seen this many gathered in one place. Although they were a distance away, if one listened carefully, trying to ignore the sounds of interstate traffic, you could hear the flock’s loud squawking.
I think I understand a bit more about what might have been the genesis of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
While these were probably starlings, not crows, seeing them did remind me of this video I saw about a year ago. In case you think that birds are stupid, watch this: Crowboarding! You don’t have to understand a word of Russian — or crow song — to enjoy this.
Be sure to check out what others have submitted for Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week. You can participate too by posting a photo that contains your interpretation of “Multiples” and leaving a link on Ailsa’s blog, Where’s My Backpack?
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