The Thing that Ate Richmond

A year and a half ago we had rows of chinaberry trees, which were savaged to make extra room in a parking lot, which was replaced by this ugly parking garage that’s going up. Every morning hundreds of blackbirds would congregate, whoop it up in the trees for an hour, then suddenly swarm in a flock to the top of the VeeCU parking garage between Shafer and Harrison. Here’s what they sounded like at 6:30 am — the drop in chirping at the end is the sudden departure:

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