I had noticed already a few weeks ago that in the evenings in the center birds become quite active, their tweets are everywhere.Already at that time I had noticed that they use cranes to gather and rest for a while, just to swarm out again a few minutes later. Already then it felt a little bit spooky and memories of Hitchcock’s famous movie emerged.

Last evening I wanted to go to the Place de Republique, but bus routes were not yet back to normal due to the race, and the bus skipped my destination and only stopped at the railway station.

The phenomenon was fascinating. Swarms were all over the sky – penetrating each other, merging, new swarms forming. See yourself and watch out at the end how they swarm out from the roof.

It looks well rehearsed how the newly arriving birds find their place on the crane like becoming part of it.

While often arriving swarms take a rest, sometimes they just fly through.

And birds do not only use cranes for assembling, but also trees. There they are actually quite well hidden, but closer to the walkways and their ubiquitous chirping has something discomforting. It sounds indeed as if they were plotting something.

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Written by bihua

I worked and lived in Baku in Azerbaijan since September 2012 and started the blog "Life in Baku". End of August 2015 I moved to Rennes in France with the 365 project in my new blog "Life in Rennes".

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