I came out of Termini Station today near five o’clock heading to Italian class, and up in the sky over Piazza Cinquecento (500 Square) were what must have been thousands of blackbirds. Maybe starlings, maybe some other bird easily identifiable to the casual birdwatcher, yours truly usually not included. The point is: it was a spectacular flocking of flocks. Dipping, swishing, and congregating, and doing only they collectively know what. The timing of it reminded me of the Vancouver to Burnaby migration of the crows every evening in Vancouver.
A blackcloudy sky on a graycloudy day.

News: This was recently on the news. Nobody in Vanocouver covers the flight of the crows, while here the black birds get a whole segment. Slow news day, or comprehensive coverage of current events?