If Alfred Hitchcock’s movie ‘The Birds’ gives you nightmares, then these images might not be to your liking. 😉 Taken yesterday in rural Adams County, Colorado, I happened across an incredible number of Red Winged Blackbirds along a dirt road. They perched on a barbed wire fence for a bit and then took flight on one huge flock – literally blocking the view of the mountains.
During the winter, Blackbirds will gather in these huge congregations, often segregated by sex, and sometimes numbering in the millions.
Feel free to count them if you would like – haha. In the case of these images, the flock was composed mostly of females (the brown colored ones), although there were a few males as well (black).