Remember the 1963 suspense/horror film, The Birds?
I was reminded of the movie this morning while walking outside, when I heard the harsh and discordant sound of birds. Looking up, there were hundreds passing across the sky above my house.
They flew into the trees and then many more soon arrived. They created such a flutter that leaves began falling below where the birds perched.
The sound was almost deafening. Eerie.
I suppose this happens when the weather changes. Are they migratory birds arriving here from colder climates? Perhaps.
I tried my best to get a photo with many birds flying overhead, but did not have very good luck. However, I’ll share a few I was able to shoot:
Almost as soon as they had arrived, they were gone. Their cacophonous sound was not pleasant and I dared not walk under the trees while they were perched there!
By the way, if you haven’t seen the movie, check it out. I love Alfred Hitchcock movies. The Birds is loosely based on a 1952 Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca author) story. It tells the story about a California town which is suddenly and for unexplained reasons the subject of a series of widespread and violent bird attacks.
Are you an Alfred Hitchcock movie fan? If so, which one is your favorite?