Silent Sunday – Flying Home

Crows flying home to roost at the end of a cold, gray winter’s day.

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Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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77 Responses to Silent Sunday – Flying Home

  1. Very peaceful and soothing.

  2. arlingwoman says:

    I do like seeing the crows gather in the evening…

    • Eliza Waters says:

      We don’t see huge flocks here in the hills, but down by the CT river, they have big flocks in winter. The local Audubon used to have field trips to view the roosts, but obviously, not this year.

  3. Anne says:

    A beautiful photograph, Eliza.

  4. cindy knoke says:

    Yes. Wonderful. I see hope here, waiting to bloom.

  5. Joanne says:

    Seeing birds in flight is a wonderful site to behold. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Love the tree silhouette’s too

  7. This really repaid bigifying

  8. My view right now looks similar to this shot. It’s very gray today, but that header shot is definitely not gray. It’s a beauty.

  9. After a hard day of work, especially on a gloomy day, home is a special place.

  10. A serene scene, so nice to see the crows flying together to their evening’s roost.

  11. Alice says:

    I can easily imagine the caaw-caawing. Pleasant dreams, crows. You have a bluebird on your railing…almost as wonderful as on your shoulder!

  12. Very nice Eliza! Enjoyed seeing it!

  13. Adele Brand says:

    Free in the grey skies.

  14. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    A beautiful capture Eliza! ๐Ÿ’œ

  15. A sight that always fascinates me. Nice capture!

  16. sandyjwhite says:

    Looks like the weather here, Eliza….lots of grey and cold! Sun is supposed to return tomorrow!

  17. shoreacres says:

    I can’t believe how many birds there were. We’re lucky to see two or three together, let alone a mile’s worth of crows. Seagulls and pelicans, yes, but not crows. Just now, the robins are migrating through in great groups, but they’re not nearly so neat or disciplined.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Linda. It boggles the mind where they find enough to feed such a large group. They must have to fly many miles in a wide arc from their roost each day.

  18. Love how you captured the crows and I’m very familiar again this year with the gray winter’s day! Our crows had disappeared, but have let us know throughout the mornings this weekend that they have returned.

  19. Val Boyko says:

    It looks so peaceful, but if they are like their southern cousins there must have been quite a cacophony going ๐Ÿ’›

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Val. There was a fair amount of calling back and forth. I even saw one double back to collect what was probably a straggling family member. Their social structure is pretty sophisticated. Fascinating birds.

  20. dianaed14 says:

    Just love the skeletal shapes of the trees

  21. ke01341 says:

    Being able to see that is a gift to you from nature!

  22. Irene says:

    A beautiful silhouette. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  23. Kris P says:

    It’s nice to see them flying away to roost elsewhere. After seeing one of their communal roosts in a local neighborhood backyard, I’ve been grateful that they’ve never chosen my garden for that honor (although breeding pairs nest here on occasion).

  24. I’ve been seeing large crow gatherings lately, especially on the barren Hadley fields. Yesterday while shopping what seemed like a hundred or more Canada Geese flew overhead. It was a raucous pleasure.

  25. Unlike dust spots, these needn’t be removed from the picture.

  26. Debbie says:

    Gorgeous capture! Sometimes, only a black-and-white photo conveys the mood and message we’re trying to get across. I think you’ve done that here.

  27. Jane Lurie says:

    This is a beautiful image, Eliza. I’m glad I clicked on it to really be able to look. I love the rhythm of the crows and their flight mimics the treetop line. The detail in the silhouetted trees is captivating. Excellent shot.

  28. ladyfi says:

    Very peaceful!

  29. you captured winter-I would frame it. Just beautiful.

  30. This is a gorgeous shot Eliza. The shape of the hill and bare trees make a lovely composition. Then you have the birds to top it off! A+

  31. naturebackin says:

    Very atmospheric – it is beautiful but rather bleakly so!

  32. DiosRaw says:


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