This church, which happens to be where my husband and I got married over forty years ago, seems to have acquired a new flock. I tried to count the number of congregants in this gathering, but they just wouldn’t sit still. The number was well over one hundred!
I’m glad nature doesn’t seem to hold to segregation of the species, at least not in this place. Here, we see geese, ducks, pigeons, and sparrows, all content to forage together. I’m sure there were gulls nearby too. If only humans had such tolerance.
I’m certain, though, if their offspring were under threat by another form of wildlife, these birds would become very protective, but that’s the God placed instinct of the animal world, and humankind alike.
Blackbirds flock for the long flight south. They make much noise as they perch high in the trees, but soon the branches will be without leaves, and silent. A resident in the area was trying, without success, to “shoo” away the birds. I’m not sure if the racket was bothering him, or if he was worried about what this many birds could do to his car below.