Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Snapshot: May 26 (Birds!)

Saturday Snapshot is a meme hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books. All you have to do is "post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken and then leave a direct link to your post in the Mr. Linky on [her] blog. Photos can be old or new, and be of anything as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give is up to you." All she asks is that you don't just post random photos that you find online. (Click picture for close-up).



A tree full of birds....found on a walk with my parents in November 2010.  Nearly every branch had an occupant.


24 comments:

Kaye said...

After seeing the movie, The Birds, everythime I see this many birds in a tree, I almost get nervous.

Lisa said...

Funny how they all seem to be on one tree and none on the others. Interesting lighting -- great photo.

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Melissa @ Melissa's Bookshelf said...

That's a cool picture -- I second what Lisa said about all of them seeming to be on one tree. Makes for a great picture, though!

Cathy said...

Perhaps it was a family reunion, and they were saving the other trees for latecomers? ;-)

Chris Thompson said...

That's a great photo! In the dark it looks almost like they're bats.

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

Ooh...very Hitchcock!

Susan Lindquist said...

Those starlings really know how to make an effect, don't they? What a pretty silhouette, though!

Alyce said...

I thought they were leaves until I looked at what you had written about them.

bermudaonion said...

Wow, that's a lot of birds! Makes me think of the movie.

Nise' said...

Now that is a tree full of birds! Great shot.

Irene said...

Don't you wonder the branches don't break.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Birds of a feather.... flock together ;)

JoAnn said...

Reminds me of The Birds... great shot!

Bev Hankins said...

@Kaye, Cheryl, Kathy & JoAnn: Yes, very The Birds-like! I was very glad they didn't start dive-bombing us.

@Lisa, Melissa, & Cathy: Must be the special "home" tree for this flock....

@Chris Thompson: They do look kind-of bat-like, don't they?

@Susan: Yes, the silhouette is what grabbed my attention.

@Alyce: I can see where they might look like leaves...Those leave were "talking" though. Lots of bird chatter.

@'Nise and Irene: A very full tree, indeed. I don't think it could have taken one more bird...

@Sheila--a whole lot of togetherness! Nobody wanted to be the bird to say, "Hey, guys, there's lots of room on that tree over there...."

Melissa said...

Great photo; thank you for dropping by earlier.

Melissa said...

Great photo; thank you for dropping by earlier.

Paulita said...

That's quite a flock. One of my friends said when she was a little girl and a flock of birds flew over, they'd say "that's how many people are going to be at my wedding." I'd never heard that superstition before. Here's Mine

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, your shot with the trees, the birds, the gray sky....eerie! Someone else mentioned that movie The Birds. I can't look at a huge flock in quite the same way since seeing it...

I just got the shivers. lol

I remember once when I was living in the foothills, I came outside and there, atop the line of eucalyptus trees that bordered the property, were several birds lined up. They were huge vultures. And I ran inside! lol

Thanks for sharing; and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your weekend, and watch out for the birds!

edgar said...

Amazing bird sarranged like inside the tree auditorium-conference of birds.

Were they singing ?

Bev Hankins said...

@Edgar: As I recall, they were chattering away...

stacybuckeye said...

Very spooky!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I had a similar experience recently -- very creepy. Love the photo though

Bookzilla said...

That's a big flock! Maybe they were huddling together for warmth, or headed south in a group. :)

Leslie said...

I love it. That looks like a flock of Starlings, especially if they were chattering and making a lot of noise.