These Hitchcockesque birds began gathering in the large Ficus tree across the street in September.
They chattered with increasing volume morning and evening throughout the last few weeks. Their flock has increased to the size of an invading bird army this week.
At sunset they began taking off from the tree about a third of their group at a time and preforming a group waltz display in the sky,swooping,arcing,turning and flipping enmasse. To rest or perhaps to better observe their puny human audience they would land on the wires to the point of reenacting the schoolyard scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “The Birds”.
I think they are Blackbirds or perhaps Starlings.
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