Thursday, October 31, 2013

Heights/CDP Theme Day

Birds on wires, poles, insulators...

November 1st is a City Daily Photo Theme Day and this month we are  featuring photos that illustrate HEIGHTS.

Starlings gather at great heights above the highways on their way south.  Looks like they enjoy each others' company - safety in numbers.

 Longer view

Actually, they were many more birds just before I took these photos but a couple of hikers scared many of them off. Well, at least I can blame the hikers since I probably would have scared them off anyway when they saw me approach with my trusty point-and-shoot. These are the brave ones.

Closeup of starlings

I am linking to City Daily Photo Theme Days  HERE

29 comments:

William Kendall said...

Very creative!

Andy said...

The last time I saw that many birds sitting on a overhead wire was in a Alfred Hitchcock movie. :)

Karen said...

Like Andy said!

Jack said...

I knew you would feature birds in your "heights" post. Nice!

Randy said...

Wonderful theme day shots.

Stephanie said...

I had no idea that Starlings had so many dots on their bodies. I love the comment earlier on the birds on the wires, sure does remind me of that Hitchcock movie. Great images today!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The starlings are very social. The like to congregate together rather than spread out.

Our photos said...

Beautiful birds photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Small City Scenes said...

Love it!! Nice shots and great heights. MB

Sue said...

Never realized how pretty starlings were...their looks actually match the name, which I've always thought was poetic.

=)

Margaret Adamson said...

HI EG Funnily I saw a similar thing yesterday. it is a lovely time of the year to see Starlings as their plumage is at its best. Looked the last shot.

wilf said...

This is a dangerous zone to stay underneath.....

Crafty Green Poet said...

Starlings are amazing birds, and much more so when they gather together

Revrunner said...

Really, what would birds do without telephone polls and wires? :-)

Kate said...

A friendly flock of friends.

Judy said...

There are not so many birds around here, since the frost last week...

cieldequimper said...

That's a convention!

see you there! said...

I always like seeing birds clustered on wires like that, seems like they are visiting one another. Great close up of the Starlings.

Darla

Lowell said...

The starling are darling. Do you remember the movie, "Bird on a Wire"? I think the two leads fell in love and are still together although they never married. Do you remember their names? No fair going to Wikipedia! :)

Sandra said...

glad you showed the closeup, they are pretty little birds and that first shot is A-Mazing... Bird Wire ART

Tanya Breese said...

wow, your point and shoot sure gets up close and personal! super!!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, this is great!!

Judy said...

This is a nice pick for the theme. We have been having similar gatherings lately.

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

Very nice! I know starlings are considered a nuisance bird, but I love their markings. Especially the immature ones. Have a great weekend!

RedPat said...

They do like to flock together especially in the fall!

hamilton said...

This is definitely the most fun heights post!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Interesting and really striking contribution to the theme day.Have a good weekend!

LOLfromPasa said...

Theme day has a lot on offer and I love your choices here. Super shots!

edenhills said...

That's a lot of birds! Love the last close shot.

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