This is my wife's special day when she turns 65. I offer one of my spring tulips to a special lady. She is still improving after the eyelid surgery. Today I was treated to a cloud of Blackbirds in the trees as I came out of work. I got my camera out and shot part of the trees.
I went in closer and you can start to get the feel for the numbers.
I went in a little closer with the zoom and then it happened.
The whole group decided to take off at the same time.
This is the reason they are referred to as a cloud of birds, this was only a 1/4 of the group. I estimate the total cloud at about 1 to 2,000.