Where do these birds nest?

Published 11:15 am Wednesday, February 26, 2014

To the Editor:

A mystery to me! My yard and the field in front of our house had thousands of black birds. They find the peanuts that the machines have missed and bring them into the trees in our yard and they leave the shells and their droppings all over the yard and our driveway – a real mess. I thought birds evolved from laying eggs in a nest and hatching them. Where have these thousands of black birds had their nests?

Then, they flew away and two hours later the same field was white with sea gulls. Same question – Where do they nest? They flew away and soon I thought I was imaging something when I saw a bald eagle in the same field pecking away on a dead animal. I ran in the house and got the binoculars and sure enough, a bald eagle. This was the first time I had seen one in real life.

Put pen to paper and write The Tidewater News and tell all of us the answer to this puzzle. Migration and from where?

Rachel A. Clement