Why so many birds?

November 30, 2012 

After seeing a movie with my grandchildren, ages 8 and 4, I actually became somewhat frightened by the number of birds flying above and in the trees in front of the Brenden Theatres. There had to have been thousands of birds in the trees and skies above; I actually had the horrible thought of being attacked as in the classic movie "The Birds," before my thoughts turned to the even worse thought of being pooped on by these fine feathered friends. Yeah, I know, gross thought.

Then as we got closer to the parking garage I realized that the two trees closest to there had not one bird in them. I realized just how up there on the "elderly" scale I am, with my grandmother's voice in the back of my mind telling me, "Birds of a feather flock together." She was right, as usual.

I'm sure that others have seen these birds. Seriously, why are they there and why so many of them? It's winter practically, shouldn't they have flown south by now?

CORRINA D. HARRIS

Modesto

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