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October 12
12-OCT-2013 LynnH

October 12

Sugar Land, Texas

We are getting rain!!! So happy.
Here you see thousands of Grackles descending on the parking lot, to roost for the night.
I can't begin to explain how noisy it is. Every light pole, every tree, every powerline is covered with blackbirds.

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XiaoBernard9926-Oct-2013 13:06
Moody ...creepy sky
Don Mottershead22-Oct-2013 04:11
Superb image! This is really special Lynn. ~V~
Frank Brault16-Oct-2013 00:01
A fantastic catch and night image! V
Karen Stuebing14-Oct-2013 20:40
Dramatic scene with the sky and flocks of birds. This looks like the end of the world so I'm glad it's actually welcome. V.
Walter O. Koenig14-Oct-2013 14:51
What a Hitchcockian scene. Nice moody lighting as well.
Carol Rollins14-Oct-2013 13:35
Fantastic, dramatic scene here, Lynn. Excellent work. ~
Yep, we have the Grackles and cowbirds here too, who settle in every night.
Tom LeRoy14-Oct-2013 12:43
Yes, this is really a dramatic scene. excellent catch, Lynn!
Jeff Real14-Oct-2013 12:24
Such a dramatic mood...really awesome ~V~
Irene Wehrli14-Oct-2013 09:49
What a wonderful mood you captured here Lynn, and love to see so many blackbirds! I did not see one of them during summertime...
Glad you got some rain.
Irene
Terry Sprague14-Oct-2013 02:43
Fantastic catch. V
sue anne14-Oct-2013 01:05
Yea for the rain and I bet the birds are too. V
larose forest photos14-Oct-2013 00:48
What a sight! And glad the rains came for you. V
David Sands14-Oct-2013 00:42
I had a shot last year for a PaD that had tens of thousands of grackles in a cloud over my home. It was deafening! yeah- nature is awesome.
waterfalls man14-Oct-2013 00:36
Great Capture V!!
laine14-Oct-2013 00:11
So happy for you getting rain...mass nesting usually means noise and smells :(