Sunday, January 22, 2006

This Line is Busy!

The Birds (Click picture for larger view) Posted by Picasa
Birds on a powerline,
Black specks against a gray sky
Hundreds gathered here.

Birds on a powerline,
All facing one direction
Together braced against the wind.

Birds on a powerline
Remind me of the Hitchcock movie;
Strange ending, unnerving.

Birds on a powerline,
Some arrive, others depart
Squawking "This line is busy."

~ srp
These powerlines run about four miles from the beach. Around here the birds have favorite corners and buildings to perch on. The Lowes home store is a favorite as is Pizza Hut after 11 AM. On this day birds perched on this power line for several blocks. I couldn't get them all in the picture. If these lines had been closer to the ground I would have been walking very quietly and quickly away. Did these birds watch Hitchcock's The Birds?

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