Power Plant Blackbirds and Smokestack Jumpers — Repost

Power Plant Men

Originally posted November 16, 2013:

Most of us have watched the Alfred Hitchcock Thriller “The Birds” at least once in their life.  When I was young it used to come on TV around Thanksgiving about the same time that Wizard of Oz would rerun.  What a mix of movies to watch after eating turkey in one of our Italian relative’s house in Kansas City as I was growing up.  During those years of sitting passively by watching the birds gang up on the humans, it never occurred to me that some day I might take part in my own private version of “Blackbird Wars” amid the playground equipment found in a typical Coal-fired Power Plant in North Central Oklahoma.

Blackbirds in Alfred Hitchcock's "Birds" Blackbirds in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Birds”

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