Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

March 7, 2012


Filed under: For the Birds — Karma @ 4:37 pm
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As I stepped out of the shower this morning, I was surprised by the sound I heard outside the closed-tight window.  It sounded almost like a strong wind, which I thought strange since I knew a mild day was forecast.  The end of my shower coincided with the official sunrise time for my area, 6:14 am today, and I peered through the blinds to see if the trees appeared to be swaying to-and-fro.  Barely a rustle of the branches was visible.

Still quite curious about the sound I was hearing, I quickly toweled off and dressed and went out to the sliding glass door to the deck for further investigation.  The large group of blackbirds that distracted me from my chores recently, appeared to have taken roost in the trees of the neighbors’ properties.

Once again, my lens was not powerful enough to allow me to see what type of birds these were, but I’m going to assume they were grackles and red-winged blackbirds like the last time.  I was so astounded that a group of birds (many more than are pictured here) was able to make enough sound for me to hear through my closed bathroom window, I decided to try to record it for you with the video camera on my iPod:

Any birders out there able to confirm the identity of the blackbirds from the song?

Whatever type of bird they were, I can’t help but think it is a sign of spring to hear birds greeting the dawn! 🙂

ETA: Wow!  The amount of birds I saw this morning was NOTHING compared to what I just saw as I was driving my daughter to dance class!  I pulled over into a parking lot and took this little video because I was having trouble believing the amount of birds that were in front of my eyes.  Sorry about the quality of the video since the sun has just set, but you’ll get the idea!