• A xxxxxxxx of Woodswallows

    1 month ago - By 10,000 Birds

    It is winter here on the east coast of Australia.
    So we are entitled to complain about the cold. At my house on a very chilly winter morning it may be as cold as five degrees Celcius although this happens only very rarely.
    Even for some of the birds it is cold.
    To prove the point the above photo shows a flock of Dusky Woodswallows in a mass which is, I believe, a strategy to avoid the cold. The photo was taken last year in the middle of winter on the western sides of the Conondale Range.
    I would welcome suggestions, in the comments below, for collective nouns to describe this...
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