As I was driving along airport road yesterday, I noticed a swarm of birds, possibly the largest I’ve ever seen in Jordan, swooping by. They seemed to be moving as quickly as I was. I don’t know what specific birds they were, but I simply refer to them as “soaring birds”, because that’s essentially what they do. There must have been hundreds but I managed to take an unsteady shot with my cell phone as they swept by. I thought I’d read about it in the papers today but alas. Now the picture doesn’t do the scene justice, but one thing’s for sure: migratory season in Jordan has begun. If there are any bird-aficionados out there…
Wow that’s amazing, i saw a few yesterday as well
That’s simply gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing.
The swarming behavior of animals is something that never failed to fascinate me; ants, bees, locusts, birds, etc. It is good to know what kind of birds are these, where did they come from and where they are heading to.
The swarming behaviour of some humans is equally fascinating. 😀
Natalia: was that a double entendre? 😀
I like the photo.. its got character to it
man Nas, ive been dying to run into you by chance on the streets or somewhere, where do you usually hang out?
What’s also cool is looking into treetops around Amman and seeing a family of green parrots or other exotic birds stopping for a rest in your garden on their way to some more tropical place.
They were probably Storks, referred to in Jordan as “Abu Sa3ed”.
Did they look similar to this? http://farm1.static.flickr.com/13/14982107_95c9a6ef79_o.jpg
@munir: mostly behind a computer 😀
@ole: hmm, no i dont think so. too big.
If you look at this picture without reading that they are birds, you would think that it’s a school of fish swimming in the sea. Really nice picture! 🙂