BIRDS

 

An unfamiliar symphony penetrated deep, blissful, edge-of-dawn sleep this morning. It was the sound of shattering glass falling through glass branches. No? Okay, it was the sound of birds, hundreds, maybe thousands of birds, close by, announcing the arrival of soft gray dawn. This wasn’t the usual morning chorus, with one bird at a time singing its own sweet song… no, this was a wild crowd of sound, no beat, no rhythm, no harmony. The crows – usually the first to greet the day – join in after a couple of minutes, and then I hear jays, cardinals, titmice and others, but the raucous chorale all but drowns them out. And then, waves of birds, dozens at a time, take wing from a white oak up the hill, black silhouettes against the soft gray sky, and the noise flies away. European starlings? I don't know. Rarely do I see large flocks of birds anymore. I’ll sacrifice a few minutes of sleep for that, any day. ~K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like Us On Facebook

Lake Jocassee Weather

Partly Cloudy

78°F

Salem

Partly Cloudy

Humidity: 82%

Wind: 2.49 m/h

  • 23 Aug 2019

    Thunderstorms 87°F 74°F

  • 24 Aug 2019

    Scattered Thunderstorms 80°F 70°F

 
                                                                                                            
 
Help protect Lake Jocasee          Your portal to Paradise!             Oconee County Visitors Bureau                Come see what we offer!               501(c) 3 Non Profit 
    & Jocassee Gorges!                                                                                                                                                                                                      Enviormental Education                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

CONTACT US: info@jocasseelaketours.com

Phone: 864-280-5501

We depart from the main boat dock at Devils Fork State Park, Salem SC, 28676