Spring arrived on the wings of birds yesterday, by way of many Grackles who made themselves known to me by sound, before I could actually see them.
My far off photo doesn’t do these lovely birds justice. One really has to appreciate Grackles by seeing them up close. Quite impossible to see their glossy blue heads and iridescent bodies from this distance. They’re actually quite beautiful birds!
The amount of Grackles I could offer here by way of a photo is just the tip of the iceberg, too. There must have been at least 80 birds and counting as I watched their compatriots arriving in a winged wave.
As they announced themselves to anyone and everyone in the vicinity, movie buffs might almost sense Alfred Hitchcock’s ghost lurking about! But no, an eerie feeling of impending doom wasn’t felt from these exuberant feathered friends. Quite the opposite! More like a convivial banter and a salutation of spring.