This is the first big (1,000+ birds flock) I've seen in Richmond this year, at the Terra Nova Rural Park. It was heartening to see and hear them--they are as noisy as they are striking. While grazing they maintain a murmuring din, like a revving engine.
An eagle glides past and they over-react, which is jaw-droppingly fun.
They circle, but land elsewhere. There's a city full of lawns, and they're just getting started.
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