Happy Hour

The birds have been acting kind of crazy in the late afternoon, right about our dinner time.  The only thing I could think of is they are stopping off at our crab tree as part of some kind of happy hour mob-mentality behavior.  Where all day we would only have one or two birds stopping by for a seed snack at a time, suddenly the tree is loaded with birds.  Wild and crazy birds.  Different kinds of birds, all flying in and out of the tree, with leaves falling to the ground during the ruckus.

There were Robins:

And Cedar Wax Wings:

And Nuthatches:

The past two nights there was even a Blue Jay in the mix, but he didn’t sit still long enough for me to get a picture.  I also didn’t get a picture of the chickadees or the house finches.

I read on line that birds will do this kind of behavior for safety from predators.  My own personal opinion is that they got into some fermented berries somewhere.  They were CRAZY for about two minutes, then as suddenly as they appeared, they all flew off together.

I hope they do it again!

–Sue

2 thoughts on “Happy Hour”

  1. Hi Sue, We’ve had starlings doing the same thing, then after half an hour of racket they all fly away. Too bad if its early in the morning and the tree is near your bedroom window!! I love your bird photos. Ros

  2. betcha dollars to donughts that there is a pyracanthia bush somehwere nearby. LOL.
    i’ve seen the effect of those berries on mocking birds; the silly things can’t fly straight after imbibing.

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