a Hitchcock moment

As I arrived home on the weekend I was greeted by a cacophony of sound the intensity of which I hadn’t heard before. There, high in the trees behind our house, against the odds, was an eagle tearing apart a crow that it had just caught, surrounded by an angry army of the bird’s extended family. Those of you who have seen Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Birds will relate to the scene I witnessed, spellbound I might add, with other neighbours in the street.

How different from the Birdsong I posted just a week or two ago.

If you have never seen Hitchcock’s film here is the 1963 trailer:

You may never look at birds the same way again – be warned.


  1. Very disappointing that you haven’t done a ‘Hitch’ and appeared in that clip yourself in a random cameo of falling leaf. I jest … that is nature at it’s rawest and a good reminder that nature is not all fluffy bunnies and birdsong!

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  2. I have to admit that I get a little creeped out when I visit the aviary at Brookgreen Gardens – especially because of the black crowned night herons. They stand motionless following you with their eyes and I always breathe a little easier when I walk out the gate. Friends have told me that they get the same feeling too so we’ve all seen too much Hitchcock!

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