Large flocks of Red Wing Blackbirds winter in central Georgia. There is something about how they rise as a group and move that I find relaxing. When you are standing close to a group, they sound like the flames of a fire as they lift into flight.
One day I heard a noise and looked overhead to see a flock flying over. Toward the beginning and end of their migration, they coalesce into an incredibly large grouping. That group took about 15 minutes to pass overhead.They are so numerous this time of year, they schedule flights at Robins Air Force Base to times the birds are not as active.