Monday, June 16, 2014

The Birds Know Whether

The neighborhood birds seem rather subdued. It is a lovely morning, but what they don’t know is that the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for all of eastern Nebraska until 2 pm. They’re hopping around, zooming from yard to yard, and squawking occasionally.
The possibility of large hail got me wondering how the birds would shelter themselves from it. Maybe they’re not worried because of the several large evergreen trees in the area. They are less shake-able and provide more shelter than other trees, and would be a good place to hide from sky projectiles.
Not to mention that the birds that hang out in my neighborhood are the type that can lock their feet around a perch to prevent being blown away. So maybe they’re not worried because they know they’ll be safe around here. Or maybe we’re not going to have a huge storm.
Perhaps the National Weather Service doesn't know what it’s talking about. Maybe weather prediction is for the birds.

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