Thursday, September 3, 2009

Black birds.

The Northwestern Crow flights are a clockwork event here. Outside the breeding season, every evening the birds fly in thousands to night roosts in west Burnaby or north-central Richmond. Every so often someone notices and becomes alarmed. What is this horror? What can we do about it?

We can sit in our lawn chair and look up at it is my answer. There should be a contest to see how many can be captured in a single photograph. The image above is a weak entry. Taking the picture was an afterthought after many minutes of watching many more.

1 comment:

Sally said...

Ours (regular crows) do that too! It is a little spooky the first time you notice it... I haven't tracked them to see where they go, they disappear on the mountain behind us or up the canyon.

17-- not bad. Do try again, eh?