Sunday Serenity: Comedic Birds in the Bush!

A few days ago, I was walking along a very busy street; one that I often stroll along.

But on this day things were very different.  There is a short line of bushes in one particular area that I’m always happy to see.  Otherwise, it’s just a myriad of buildings for quite a stretch.

Digressing just a bit, have you ever had the experience whereby people are having a spirited conversation, only to cease and desist when you walk into the room?

Case in point:  As I approached the area near the bushes (photo above), I could hear a mammoth chirp-session that sounded as if dozens of birds were having quite the chat (if you look closely, you will see lots of birds in the bushes).

As I got closer to the bushes, ALL, and I mean ALL of the chattering stopped on a dime.  Usually when birds sense an interloper in their midst they all fly away.  But that’s not what happened.  As if taking the lead from some unseen bird symphony conductor, the air fell silent literally right on cue.

I laughed out loud and thought, Hhhhhmmm, now, what’s this, then?” If you look at the top of the bushes, you will see a couple of the choir cheepers looking straight at me (which is often the case with creatures I ‘meet’ for some reason).

I took a couple of photos, and quietly went along my way.  You might have already guessed what happened next.  As I got farther away, the chirping chat began again.

I have no explanation for this, except to say it was absolutely hysterical to me at the time.  I am pleased they didn’t fly away, but I do wonder if I should be happy or insulted when the chattering stopped in unison.

Hard to say, really.  Just for the record, I did wonder if one of the outspoken squirrels I often see got to them first and relayed the message that: ‘this one’ is going to point an object at you and say, ‘thanks for the photo!’ It would make sense to me that collectively the birds said, “Oh, it’s YOUUUUUUUUU!” LOL

Enough bird chatter!  I hope you are having a serene-filled Sunday!

  18 comments for “Sunday Serenity: Comedic Birds in the Bush!

  1. Annie van Es
    December 8, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    This photo have you taken very well. The view is wonderful.

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    • December 8, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Annie!! I appreciate it! Cher xo

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  2. December 8, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    That is hilarious!

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    • December 8, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      LOL Thanks, Beth! I still have no idea why they didn’t all take off when I walked by! LOL Cher xo

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  3. December 8, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Perhaps they were talking about something which was not meant for your ears 😂But seriously, it is very interesting what happened. Thank you for sharing your experience, Cher.

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    • December 8, 2019 at 4:45 pm

      LOL That could very well be, Erika!! I love your pic by the way!! Gorgeous! Cher xo

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      • December 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm

        Haha! Oh, those mischievious birds 😄
        Thank you, it was time to change it again…. hehe. I am happy you like it, Cher 💖

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      • December 11, 2019 at 7:41 am

        They sure are! LOL Well you look beautiful! Cher xo

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      • December 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

        Awh, thank you, dear 🤗

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      • December 11, 2019 at 5:16 pm

        🙂 xoxo

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  4. December 8, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    So sweet. I bet you they all have a demo tape under their wing lol.

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  5. December 8, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Love the photo and story line! 🙂

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  6. petespringerauthor
    December 8, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Your experience made me think of walking into a prairie dog town on the plains. There was activity everywhere, but on a signal from one, they all scurried to their burrows, and the entire scene changed in a split second. It’s quite fascinating to watch animals communicate.

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    • December 8, 2019 at 8:30 pm

      That is such a great example! I agree; it is quite fascinating, isn’t it? And the fact that it is instantaneous! How on earth do they do it? Thanks so much for your lovely comments! Cher xo

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