Friday, November 16, 2018

Birds on a Wire #SkywatchFriday

Today, in upstate New York, we recover from our first true snowstorm of the season.

But not all drama is on the ground.

I don't know why birds cluster like this in mid November and then fly around.  I think these are starlings, but I am not a birder, and I am not sure.  They were even doing it in yesterday's snow.

I just know they eventually alight on utility wires, here near the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City, New York.
We were stopped for a red light, and I whipped out my cell phone.
Nice view of a hill called Carpathian Hill.

As the light turned, and my spouse prepared to drive away, I took one last shot.

Join Yogi and other bloggers who watch the sky each Friday at #SkywatchFriday.


14 comments:

  1. Looks like blue sky is trying to chase the clouds away!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. We did not get snow where I live in northeast Mississippi. Though there was some to the northwest of us.
    I often see birds lined up on the lines here, too. Interesting behavior.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I was wondering about the snow because I knew some areas who don't get cold weather so early were being hit. Have a wonderful weekend, too!

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  2. That's a lot of birds. I've never seen that many on one power line. A couple, sure, but not lined up like that. Cool.

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    1. Maybe I'll find out one day why they do that.

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  3. I love when the clouds are big and puffy like that. They're so much more warm and comforting than those ominous black clouds.

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    1. Yes, and any sunshine this time of year is most welcome.

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  4. Flocks of birds are endlessly entertaining to watch. A group of people would be colliding, but birds never do. It's miraculous to watch!

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    1. I enjoy watching birds, especially when they fly, too.

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  5. Beautiful skies! The bird behavior is something I've always wondered about. Kind of reminds me of schooling fish.

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    1. And why at this time of year? I should try researching it.

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  6. I love birds and I feed them during the winter. So much fun to watch and try to identify them.
    :) gwingal

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