I ask this because every winter I feel as though we are living in the movie "The Birds". There are huge flocks of blackbirds every winter. When the kids were little we called them 'The Blackbirds of Seaford'.
The sound that these flocks make as they land and take off is really loud. It is almost like a distant helicopter taking off or landing. They do like to check out what might be in the feeders. When the blackbirds are around, the feeders usually get emptied pretty quickly.
Some of the birds are starlings and some are Redwing Blackbirds. I like this photo as you can see the red shoulders on some of the birds in flight. As always, you can click on any photo to see it in a larger view.
words and photos by Janet,The Queen of Seaford.