Posts Tagged "bird flocking behavior"

Flocks: Guest Photographer Diane Hale Smith

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in adaptations, birds, photos, spring, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 1 comment

Thanks to Diane Hale Smith for these beautiful photographs! It’s spring. Really it is, in spite of the weather. The birds know. They can tell because there’s more light in the world. The days are longer, the nights are shrinking, and they know it’s time to move. Huge groups of starlings, red-winged blackbirds, and grackles are swooping around, back from their winter spent in warmer climates. They’re complaining loudly about the frigid weather up here. They’re waiting impatiently, like the rest of us, for the weather to warm up. And my favorites, the crows, are still hanging out in their...

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