It never ceases to amaze me how smart birds can be. Most humans see them as things lucky enough to fly wherever they need to go that spend the majority of their time looking for food. While this may be true to a large extent, they are also capable of some very intelligent flock behavior. My nightly birdbath entertainment is a perfect example.
I Can Almost Set My Watch By Them
Every late afternoon just before it starts getting dark the assault begins. It is really a thing to marvel at. Suddenly, I have well over 100 birds in my backyard looking for eats in the lawn and absolutely stuffing themselves into my two birdbaths back there. Of course there’s pecking order going on but everybody seems to get their turn that needs one. All I have to do to prove this is to check the water levels first thing in the morning. There’s hardly enough for a chickadee to bathe in.
I happily exchange filling up my baths every morning for this magnificent display. Plus, I’m fairly certain this particular flock will either break up or change their schedule in the coming month or two. They’ve been doing this for just over a month. I’ve never had this behavior continue for this length of time. I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts.
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