Thursday, December 20, 2012

Birds!

Anyone that's known me for more than 5 minutes, knows I'm not a fan of Christmas, or shopping and all the stress it causes.  Unfortunately, I can't escape either and was forced to venture out to try to get a few things.  Yes, it's late to be getting started.  Whatever.

Coming out of the store, we were greeted with birds.  Lots of birds.  We have several locations around town where birds seem to congregate, but this was the most I've ever seen, personally, in one place.  They were everywhere.

Excuse the video, it's a little dizzying.  I grabbed my little camera out of my purse and just turned it on and hit record as I was walking.

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Oh... yes, there was bird splat everywhere, too, even on my car!  Grrrr!



43 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

We will generally see this in late fall. Quite a show they put on! :)

Saara said...

Oh WOW! Hitchcock.. Love the sound, reminds me of summer. Thank You!

Deborah said...

That is kinda creepy!

I kept seeing Tippy Hedren in my mind. Ack!

Karen said...

Wow, you're not kidding!

And about that non-holiday spirit....nah, i think I'll shut up :-)

Powdered Toast Man said...

I think they were planning something. Maybe an attack on the store.

Gigi said...

That's kind of disturbing...reminded me of the movie.

Mamma has spoken said...

Did they set off the car alarm or was that your way of getting rid of the birds?
I did some of my shopping on line and love it. This past garbage day, it looked like I was a branch of Amazon with so many boxes with smiles on it! I did go out yesterday and finished what I didn't want to buy on line. Hubby laughed at me because I refused to go home until it was ALL done!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Wow they look like a scene from the movie Birds.

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Even with the 'splat' birds are amazing creatures. It's so cool how that many are in tune with each other at the same time!

Katie said...

This happens up here during the spring and late fall. I love how they kinda melt into each other.

And yes, that was a LOT of birds!

Furry Bottoms said...

That is so eerie!!!

Bossy Betty said...

Fantastic! I love this kind of stuff--well, except for the poop.

NCmountainwoman said...

OMG! It's right out of Hitchcock. I would have felt very uncomfortable. Perhaps it's an omen not to shop.

Sally said...

Whoa! Girl, you weren't kidding around; that a LOT of birds. Good for you taking a video; I think my camera does also but I haven't learned to use it yet.

Of course, this reminds me of the movie "the birds". :)

xoxo

LL Cool Joe said...

Okay that is just damn creepy! We get a flock of birds in the field in front of our house sometimes but nothing like this!!

YeamieWaffles said...

This video is so cool Ms A. I'm sorry to hear that you're getting run down by Christmas too, hopefully it's as unstressful, which isn't a word as possible.

TexWisGirl said...

gracklemania!!! :) the car alarm was kind of funny.

Chatty Crone said...

That is a lot of birds in the area - cool you did a video right on the s spot.

~mel said...

LOL ~ that was pretty funny when the car alarm went off! Mercy ~ that was a flock of them buggers! Thanks for sharing:)

lotta joy said...

Either they're late in leaving your area, or you're along the route. I would never have thought of taking the movie, so GOOD FOR YOU!! I'm glad they weren't vultures or sea gulls.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow that's a whole lot of birds!!

Nellie said...

Well, I am one of those who LOVE Christmas - everything to do with it!

We never see birds like that around here - except for starlings when they are trying to decide whether to stay or leave.:-)

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---that is alot of BIRDS.... Crows????? Can't tell what kind --but they sorta look like crows...

Reminded me of the movie "The Birds" --which scared me to death many many years ago. Remember it????

Have a nice weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

That's a lot of birds! For a moment I thought you were caught up in an Alfred Hitchcock movie.

SweetMarie said...

I think this is so cool! Glad you got into the spirit! LOL

So. Cal. Gal said...

I did my shopping online too. SO much easier.

And what the heck did you do to piss those birds off? lol! Holy cow, uhh, I mean bird!

Betty Manousos said...

aw,that's a lot of birds! yeah, that too reminded me of the movie.

smiling at george's comment.

big hugs!

wishing you and your loved ones the best this holiday season!

xx

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Like so many others, I immediately thought of Hitchcock. Freaky. At least you didn't get splat on. Plus, you got a great snippet for your blog.

Take care, and I hope you're done shopping (for your sake).
xoRobyn

middlechild said...

I love Christmas the way it used to be for us. Now? It's like the Christmas that wasn't. Every year. The birds? All I could think of was my daughter-in-law. She is deathly afraid of birds. She would have been running and screaming and truly hysterical! Glad you thought to video it!

Barbara said...

I've seen them in the trees and on lines like that, but never in the parking lot and on cars. Wow!

Ana Eugénio said...

wow! so many!! we have pigeons but I've never seen them in such a huge group this way. maybe they were greeting you ;) hope you have a pleasant christmas eve sweetie. xxo

The Empress said...

That?? In real life? WOuld scare the bejeebies out of me.

Just the sound alone.

SCARES ME.

xo

Lori G said...

Yikes!
Flocks gathering to head South before Winter is normal here but, that flock is simply enormously eerie! I was waiting to see Mr. Hitchcock's profile in the video!

As for the Holidays, hang in there & just enjoy the Family, Laughter & Love that surrounds you. Nothing else matters.

Kelly Louise said...

Grackles?

Now that'll teach you not to go Holiday shopping. Stay out of stores and enjoy a Merry Christmas Ms. A.

Hugs

pembrokeshire lass said...

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for all your support and kind comments this last year. Joan

Lynn Proctor said...

omgosh--awesome!! merry Christmas :)

Annmarie Pipa said...

I think that is amazing.
Merry Merry Christmas!!!!!

Farida said...

May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter.

Blessed Christmas, Ms A! * warm hug

Betty Manousos said...

derest,

merry christmas to you and to your beautiful family!

big hugs~
xo

troutbirder said...

Wow... that's a lot of birds....

CiCi said...

It looks like a jillion birds, you weren't kidding there were a LOT of them. Thanks for sharing the video.

Vicki Lane said...

Good on you for hanging around to get the video. Quite cool!

Rana said...

crazy!!