The conditions were really perfect last evening: clear sky, calm, and still warmish. The birds begin their sky dance about half an hour before sunset. Then, once the sun begins to fall below the horizon, the clouds of birds dissolve, falling like rain onto the trees below on the small islands in the river. It's the most remarkable thing.
As I was filming, a small flock of birds was flying over my head, landing and taking off from a tree nearby in the park until they finally flew across the river and joined with the rest. The sound of their wings was like the sough of wind through trees, and I envied them their freedom.
So, I hope you enjoy the video. I feel so privileged to be part of one of nature's wonders. These are the sorts of things that make my heart sing, that create a feeling of oneness with life...that feel real.
p.s.: I've left the sound on, even though I sound kind of dorky and there's lots of traffic, since it gives a more "spacious" feeling to the video. My husband was in the car, and I was talking to him. (Note: if you look at the water, you can see the reflection of the bird-cloud as it moves in the sky - very neat.)