Monday, February 06, 2006

How do you count this many birds?

Lots of Birds
Originally uploaded by hearman.
I didn't have my camera along on Saturday when we saw a flock of blackbirds much like this one. We followed them down a back road off of 422 near Birdsboro (how appropriate) on Saturday around 11:30 am.

I stopped the car on a small bridge that had many trees near the creek. There were birds in all the trees and for about 10 minutes they streamed thickly overhead. We opened up the doors to hear the sound, amazing, it was really amazing. Aside from the annual migration stopover of snow geese at Middlecreek, I have never seen this many birds at one time. Middlecreek gets a couple hundred thousands of birds. This flock had to be more. The next day, I was reminded of this verse from Genesis
"...let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."
It made we wonder if that was a taste of what it looked like at that moment of creation.

Speaking of birds, I haven't seen the eagle pair return to Phoenixville yet, but there are many in the area of Quarry Rd. near Paradise in Lancaster County. If you want to take a trip out to see if you can spot them try using the information here.


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