I was in my office with the windows closed when I heard a sound that I couldn’t identify. At first I thought it was the wind because I could see the tree branches bending; but, it wasn’t that type of sound. It was more like a shrill buzzing and was getting louder by the second.
Of course I ran to the window and that’s when I saw, to my amazement, a swarm of birds so thick and large that it nearly turned the sky black. They were small and dark and their wings beat frantically as they whirled overhead. I guess it was the wings that were making the noise.
When I went outside I watched in awe as the swarm flew over me … some of them perching for a brief second on a tree branch but then forging ahead with the others. It lasted about 10 minutes and then they were gone !
I’ve watched migrating birds many times over the years but this was entirely different. These little guys seemed to be running (flying) scared and it’s left me to wonder … was Hurricane Sandy just a wing‘s breath away?
Has anyone else experienced this and what’s your take on it?