Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Giant flocks of birds


For some reason there's this huge flock of birds that's been around a lot.  I'm guessing it has 50,000 birds in it.  There's maybe 200 in this picture
but imagine 2,000 feet of this, and you've got a better idea of the size of this flock.  I think they're starlings. 
I'm glad that they're around; there's a peregrin falcon that's been eating them and with plenty of natural game around I'm hoping my chickens aren't on the menu. 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh what happened? My last comment hurt your feelings, as I see you never posted it. I'm sorry if it did, it's just that more often then not when reading your blog can't help but say to myself "what is this guy doing?"

Cheers,

Friend

Anonymous said...

Yup those are starlings. I'm surprised you don't have them around every winter... most areas up by you, as well as the east coast tend to.

Anonymous said...

Until they eat your crops...

Karen said...

Yup the starlings returned to northern Idaho last week too. It's been feeling like spring instead of winter, the past few weeks.