Sunday, May 15, 2011

‘Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?’ – Rose Kennedy

by tomsumartin

photo by tomsumartin VIA Stumble


Stephen said...

They do more than sing. That photo you've got there of a black bird reminded me of the most spectacular coordination of animals I've ever seen. It was right after the flood of..of 1998(?)ended and I was driving along Broadway and this flock of blackbirds were flying in perfect formation, a whole big flock, creating a flying free-form sculpture in the air as they zoomed and zagged across the sky. Their coordination was so precise that they created the illusion of sharp edges to these flying sculptures they were making of themselves. I saw some photos of birds back East doing some airial acrobatics but the forms those boids were making couldn't touch our blackie..

Seriously, these birds are capable of doing this stuff but never seem to do it like they do celebrating the end of storms. They need recognition as artists, join the performing artists union, pay dues,

Tom Sebourn said...

Is it just me or are there more birds singing this year than the past 10 years or so?

I hear different songs coming from my woods in the morning lately.