Passing through the convenience store parking lot, I spotted these birds huddled together. Usually I see scads of them lined up on phone or electrical wires. I’m sure you have, too. I wonder why they all hang together on the same strand with maybe one rebel that sits off on his own. But for the most part, they stick together. This was a little different. I don’t know if I ever saw this many perusing a parking lot from the same bushy perch.
2013 – a year of usual, a year of being more observant, a year of huddling with friends and family and making the best of life. 2013 – a year of being less rebellious, less arbitrary, and more in tune, more present.
Stop by Jake’s blog by clicking on the flying dragon to see more New Year – 2013 posts.
This is amazing. And well done for photographing them without them escaping into the air.
Believe it or not, a few did fly away. It was pretty amazing to see them all together.
So happy for your visit, Trish.
Family reunion, maybe? 🙂 I hope 2013 gets better quick. Hubby and step-daughter #1 have been sick all day. Ick!
They just wanted to get it out of the way ;-).
At least hubby wasn’t sick for his birthday.
(I am working on the positive side this 2013.)
Extend my get wells and you take care too!
What is it they say about a bird in the hand being worth more than two (make that thirty) in the bush! 😉
Whenever I see strings of birds sitting on electrical wires, I always reckon they are warming their little toes 🙂
Happy New Year, Gemma.
Funny I think of warmth too. Like the vibes running through those wires are heating things up. 😉
Hope you rang it in with a toasty smile, Marianne. *Gem*
I like the sound of this 2013 plan. So much more fun than when people say they’re going on a diet and joining a gym. This will be a great year! I’m positive! Get it?
It took a whole but im starting to. 😉
Such a sweet pic, Gemma. Those birds were having a great party. “A huddle of friends and family.” I like it! 🙂
It was sweet. It was like, ” lets just stick together and we’ll get over this winter thing.” 😉
Happy New Year my friend. Wishing you and your family a 2013 full of wonderful blessings. A toast to everything good and amazing!
The very best, IT. ;-D *Gem*
It is interesting how some birds are solitary and some stick together. Happy 2013 🙂
Kind of like people. 🙂
Cheers, Judy. *Gem*
They must enjoy the scenery! I mean watching cars and people go by probably is a lot more entertaining than the latter, which would be watching some leaves rustling. Or maybe they are all very interested in the study of humans. 🙂
Wouldn’t that be funny? Thanks for the visit, kirby. 🙂
Such an unusual sight…and that they stayed there long enough for you to catch this shot
I think they were frozen to the bushes :-D.
You scared them !!!
That pumpkin head will do it every time. ;-D
It is a great shot Gemma! 🙂
Glad to reconnect with you this year and many thanks for the blog support.
•.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•
*Gem* ( love the stars, hearts and musical notes but how???)
I’m trying to be more present to. It’s VERY HARD!!! Who KNEW!!!
It is so very challenging, but cuts down on stress :-). The positive side. Thanks for the visit.
Happy New Year my friend ,Thanks for sharing your stunning photography 🙂
Thanks for running the challenges, jake. 😉
Yard sparrows; a nearly fearless and persistent species. I hope to be more like them this year.
And I totally trust you will.
(Yard sparrows? Whoda thunk ?)