While out with Andria recently on a photo shoot (soon to be blogged about) I spied the Crows beginning to congregate in the far front corner of the cemetery we were in. Yes, we were in a cemetery for Andria's Self Portrait shoot. Anyway, as I looked up into the sky, more and more Crows kept coming in from all directions. An incredible sight to behold if you love birds like I do! Some people might be afraid of them as they bring back memories of Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds', but I remember watching the movie as a child and laughing at the absurdity of a flock of birds attacking people. And normally I was afraid of everything!
Andria wanted to go out in back of an old High School, that has in recent years been closed, to take a few more pictures. It was there I realized where all the Crows would be spending the night . . . on top of the building. Every so often something would spook them and they would fly up into the sky, caw-caw-cawing all the while, until they finally settled back down for a few minutes. Only to be startled again by something else. Most likely more Crows flying in to find a place to land. Jockeying for position.
In a quick moment as I looked up, a large amount of Crows all took off at once. If I didn't know better I would almost think they were Bats!
I have to say, unlike my parents, who know the Crows habits inside and out, I am not a big Crow fan and never have been because I think they can be a bully in the bird world.