Monday, March 05, 2007

Did someone invite Hitchcock?

Winter must be coming to a close.

In the past three weeks I haven't been able drive downtown without seeing tens of thousands of birds. They line uo all along the power lines looking rather magnificent and formidable. H* does fall along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. You see over 600 species of birds here, so while I should be feeling lucky, I feel like my eyes are going to be pecked out. The skies seem heavy and overwhelmed with these countless blackbirds.

Little fast fact: The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail runs along 500 miles of the Texas coastline from Beaumont to the Rio Grande Valley. A true avian treat awaits you at the Texas coast: from Whooping Cranes to Black-Chinned Hummingbirds, from Painted Buntings to Magnificent Frigatebirds, Royal Terns, American Oystercatchers, ducks, hawks, Piping Plovers plus several hundred other species. This dons from being a SIL to two who LOVE to go birding.

But last summer grackles (the really large, black crow-looking bird) were attacking people downtown. So while they look really impressive, I think I'll keep my distance. The next time you drive around this city at dusk, look up. You can't miss them.

Is this a random blog for me, or what?


Megan said...

That was quite random...I KNEW grackles gave me the creeps for some reason!

Emma said...

Yes, very random, but I agree... Birds are magnificent, but I don't like them! I swear they are always trying to swoop at me, or poop on me, although I've never been hit. I like to watch from a distance.

Brian said...

Now I can truly tell people that you married my brother...and feel proud. Thanks for posting about man's best friend (other than the other MBF).

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