Birdy, Birdy in the sky.. why'd you do that in my eye?
Larry Downing / Reuters
Pictures of the Week- Time Magazine
HOLY COW! Okay, this was one of Time magazine's pictures of the week. It is the Alico building in Waco, Texas with hoards of Common Grackles filling up the sky. The backstory IS that when we were in college at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, these black birds filled the sky around this time of year. It was downright creepy, folks. On the tops of buildings, crowding on electric lines, cawing from trees; these stinking birds were always around from December to April. Suddenly the sky darkened the above you and, when that happened, you had best run. Or else you were going to get bird dookie on your head.
It happened! To friends of mine. Very traumatizing- especially to a 19 year old girl walking next to that cute guy from her Bio class (really happened to a friend) .
Anywhoos, when I was in the dorm freshman year, I awoke quite abruptly on a January morning to, what sounded like, bombs dropping. And this was mere months after 9/11 so there was a little panic. In actuality it was the grounds keepers setting off firecrackers in trees to scare the birds away. However, c'mon... we were mere yards away and it was only like 9:30- aka the crack of dawn to a college student. Those pesky birds.
Anyways, my friend Jen (see "The Sonntags" under my bloggy friends) found this picture and emailed it to me and I thought I'd share the real life version of "The Birds" with you.
I sure am glad that cows can't fly...