The Birds

This morning into my awareness crept a noise it took my mind a minute to identify and wonder what the heck was going on.  It was the sound of birds.  Not just a few chirps and songs here and there but a chatter, or high-pitched murmur, of the voices of many birds.  I walked to open windows and doors until pinpointing where the sound was coming from.  It was in the trees next door and in one of the trees out back.  Of course I reached for my phone to record it.  Hearing and seeing them reminded me of the Hitchcock movie.  They left shortly after I stopped recording.  I’ve seen birds fly and swarm in the air as one several times, but aside from the movies, I’ve never heard or seen them like they were today.  Exciting and concerning at the same time.

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  1. Paul says:

    Perhaps group was migrating a d stopped on way? My Mom always mentions the Hitchcock movie whenever we see a bunch of birds. My kids are like “a movie about a bunch of birds what’s so scary about that…”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Probably so, Paul. I didn’t see any on the ground, which seems strange to me. Not sure how old your kids are, but when they are old enough maybe you can show them 🙂

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      1. Paul says:

        They’re teenagers so can try- but it will have the b/w issue working against it. 😀. Maybe when they get a bit older

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  2. Ha, so you had a Hitchcock moment!

    My wife and I encountered a similar situation a couple of weeks ago when pursuing our coffee addiction at a drive-through place. When leaving the drive-through, we noticed a huge crowd of birds neatly lined up on overhead telephone cables right opposite the store.

    With a little bit of imagination, it looked like they were waiting for us. They didn’t do anything as we left, but it did feel a bit creepy, as more birds were coming to join their fellow birds!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yipes! Did you check your rearview window to see if they followed you home?

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      1. They did not! Fortunately, they also didn’t drop anything as we were passing them! 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          From what I know of Hitchcock he was a real jerk, but the man knew how to make a frightening film!

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  3. memadtwo says:

    That’s quite a symphony!
    There are what I call “sparrow trees” around here where they gather and make quite a racket, but this seems much larger. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      As far away as they were it was amazing how loud they were. I heard and saw a hawk out there also, and I’m guessing the hawk was able to nab at least one or two of them.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        Yes, I can’t imagine he wouldn’t get at least one.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Kerfe, your postcard arrived today. How wonderful in both art and words. Thank you ❤ I'm still working on getting into the headspace to create postcards to send to Suzanne's group. The plan is to begin on blogging break in November.

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          1. memadtwo says:

            That was quick! you never know with the USPS.
            In cleaning I’ve discovered a lot of half-made postcards. I’m thinking November to get back to them in earnest as well. Although I’m still cleaning and sorting those files…

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Kerfe, don’t you think that sorting through files is an act of moving meditation? I’m happy you have found a cache of postcards in process! I wish I had a bigger workspace, one where I could have all of the bits and pieces out and available at all times.

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              1. memadtwo says:

                It is kind of like a meditation. The best part of this apartment is having a dedicated room (with light) to work in. Of course I still have too much stuff for it….but it makes a huge difference. It’s definitely the best one I’ve ever had, and I’ve had decent studio spaces before.

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  Blessings from the mother. I see good things coming from those blessings.

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  4. Sadje says:

    A bit concerning, I’d say.

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  5. I like birdsong for meditation and sometimes I play it instead of music. 🤓

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It is soothing — as long as they don’t attack! lol

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      1. 😁! That’s very true! I’ve only ever come close to being the victim of a bird attack by pigeons and seagulls. I want to believe that most of the species are quite peaceful. Well, unless provoked, I imagine.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Same here. I was cracking a joke 🙂

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          1. What can I say, the joke brought back my bird attach trauma. 😁

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