Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bird Wave

We just saw the most freaking amazing thing - a gigundo bird wave!
There must have been a million birds, all turning and swooping like ocean waves over the open fields and trees. I haven't seen one in a very long time, and wow, I'd forgotten how impressive it is to watch every single bird in a huge cloud all turn and dive or climb at exactly the same time, as if triggered by an invisible signal. No leader, no follower - just perfect synchronicity.
Amazing! And very, very cool.
We kept staring and exclaiming our glee, like children at Christmas.
Oh, to have a video camera! Or, at least a digi cam. Urg!
We had that vertigo feeling a few times while staring upwards - as if the whole thing were some computer generated vision and not really real.
What an awe-inspiring, jaw dropping, exhilarating sight.


Flighty said...

Over here it's starlings down in Somerset that do that. Friends of mine are there this week hoping to see it.
It's considered to be a 'remember for ever' event for anyone lucky enough to see it, which I haven't! xx

Tina said...

Hiya, Flighty!
'Remember forever' is exactly right!
Awww, I'm sad you've never seen one! And kind of surprised - I figured you'd be one person that had as I've heard they happen with the starlings over there a lot. Hey, you never know - keep your eyes open!

OldRoses said...

I've been seeing a lot of bird waves too! I wonder why this year is different from past years?

Tina said...

Hey there, OldRoses!
Thanks for dropping in.
Weird, eh? I don't know why this year is different. Maybe it has something to do with the weather?

Flighty said...

I should have said that it happens in extremely large, sky filling, numbers in Somerset, which makes it so special. I've only ever seen small flocks do it a few times. xx