Monday, June 11, 2007

Cicada Time!

As of this week, the li'l bugs are swarming. This is some video (actually audio) taken during lunchtime from work.

At home, we don't have as many, but we have lots more fat, happy birds. In nearby Homewood, where Dixie Highway has several trees planted along its downtown stretch, the constant traffic apparently keeps the birds, so the bugs are swarming like sparks at a campfire. In our area, we have a lot more seagulls, attracted by wide expanses of empty parking lots with plenty of garbage to eat, and they compete with local birds for the cicadas.