Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tree of Birds

video

On 7 Feb I posted a video where I walked past a tree full of birds. Here's a close-up of that tree just for a better visual reference. There aren't many trees around this terrain, however, there are multiple trees on base... they certainly don't have to be as crowded as they are. We've joked that they are the reason that the Russians left here :). I think I've figured out what they eat... moths! Each night in just the past couple weeks, the moths have come alive, and in droves. I'll try to get some video of them. At night they swarm around the airfield ramp lights and the way they flutter around the spotlights makes it look like it is snowing! An easy snack for several hundred hungrey birds.

4 comments:

  1. THE BIRDS!!!!! Do they go on like that all night too? Im totally freaked out by birds.
    You are always in our prayers.

    xoxo Abby

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  2. That is truly horrific! Gives me the creeps just thinking about it!

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  3. No, Abby, they mostly only make noise around dusk and dawn. Thanks for all your prayers and support. Jason.

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  4. Yes, it brought memories of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" which was quite scary! But on a more pleasant note, we have a small sparrow nest with five eggs on our front porch. No, only 4 eggs, because one has just hatched. Baby birds are very non-threatening!
    Love, Mom

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