The Birds Came Today.


Today was the day the blackbirds came. I could hear them from inside my home. The sky was black with them.. and when they were not flying they were thick on the ground like a carpet. Sometimes they can be seen weighing down the limbs of trees.

This is a large congregation of all sorts of blackbirds. They spend the winter together around here by the millions. Yes Millions. In the summer they are quite independent. But in the winter apparently they need company.

I ran outside this morning with my camera and a 200mm lens hoping to capture them and somehow show their numbers. I made my favorite shots into some art that I think you will enjoy. These pictures have a sort of dark winter feeling.. which is the feeling I get this time of year when surrounded by millions of them.

If you would like a signed print let me know.

Can you see the flock of migrating geese in the background?


This is one of the culprits up close.

  • I can almost hear the birds! Amazing picture!

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