Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Migrations - the waves of birds
They have managed to devour half a 15K bag of mixed seed so far... in a short time. Because the weather has turned cold again, as it does in March and April in Central Ontario, I've been feeding them regularly. It's fun to watch them stretching their necks up and calling, sounding like rusty clotheslines.
Two large crows have joined this pack? herd? flock? of black birds. Not a murder, but a pair that regularly arrive in the morning and let the world know they are here. Two mated ravens who are also regulars float by occasionally though appear to be much more interested in the act of reproduction, (what a short burst of energy that is in mid-air) than in joining their black feathered pals.
I know that some people don't like crows and ravens and go out with their shotguns and try to remove them. They must be appalled at the number of birds that congregate in my trees and lawns, well over 150 I figure.
But it is fun to watch the flights, the restless manoevering and the search or patient waiting for food. They do hang about in the trees waiting for me to spread a container of food for the. And I get to watch the show... Quite a treat don't you think?
Enjoy your day today. Hope you had a happy Easter or Passover if you celebrate either, and that this new month brings you interesting bits of nature to watch, to wonder about and to make your day brighter.