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  • Anonymous

    flying maybe?

    • Anonymous

      crazy. does anyone know what this weird squirrel was doing climbing up a tree in my neighborhood? thanks.

      • Anonymous

        I heard a dog making a loud barking sound the other day. WTF animal friends?

        • Mark

          Flock y’all.
          Crazy mothra flockers.

  • kari
  • Brian Fellow

    That bird was tryin’ to buy a stereo with my credit card!

    That bird better PRAY he don’t screw up my credit!

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  • It has to do with communicating that the season is changing. They’re acknowledging the weather.

  • Maybe they are getting ready to migrate south for the winter? I saw a larger flock of birds around the outdoor mall in Pentagon City a few days ago, they were everywhere! It was kinda freaky actually.

  • Anonymous

    i don’t know about this location but in Woodley at sun down the bats come out. so this might be bats.

  • Large flock (mumuration) of European Starlings, ugh. A beautiful natural wonder in Europe, not so good here, where they are non-indigenous.

    • RJS

      To be fair, this could also be a flock of Grackles, which are indigenous. I had 60 or 70 in my medium sized yard 4 or 5 days ago. No way to tell from this picture.

  • Kvatch

    OMG!!! The core of the earth has stopped turning, and the birds have lost their ability to navigate. We’re DOOMED!!! :- )

    (Sorry couldn’t resist…it’s from an obscure SciFi movie. I may have been the only person who ever saw it.)

  • Anonymous

    Remember that Hitchcock movie?

  • ET

    OOOOOO bird FLASH MOB!

  • Anonymous
  • john
  • It is what Starlings do.

  • mrsK

    Two words: Flash Mob

  • Jessica

    Many birds in the DC area are flocking together right now in preparation for their migration south. There’s an large apartment building on the corner of Porter and Connecticut NW that attracts huge flocks of Chimney Swifts about this time each fall (a lot of people think they’re bats – but they’re Swifts!). Just before dusk they start to circle around above the building and then swoop down into the chimneys to roost for the night – it’s an amazing site! They’re usually around for a couple of weeks and then they’ll start to move south on their way to South America.
    Spring and fall are busy times for birds and there’s a lot of interesting behavior to watch. If you’d like to learn more about bird migration (or birds in general), I recommend checking out the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/studying/migration/

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