Okay bird experts can you help me out? Last Friday we had a nice sucker hole from about 10 - 11 pm and I was out doing some lunar observing. I was seeing birds shooting across the moon at a rate of about one per minute. It was like a meteor shower in reverse, bright background with a fast dark object shooting by! They were all heading north. Any ideas about what they might have been? I live in northeastern Illinois. It was pretty cool!
Sweet the coming on
Of grateful evening mild; then silent night
With this her solemn bird and this fair moon,
And these the gems of heaven, her starry train.