The birds kept heading west, so I ran out past the cattle shed to try and get some closer shots. They were very thick in the trees back there, too.
They were up and down - in the air and on the ground, and back up in the air again, and boy were they noisy!
As I was culling my 100 photos(!) later, I noticed there were a few red-winged blackbirds in the flock, too. I cropped this next photo so hopefully you can see some. I also uploaded everything in quite a large size, so click on any pic to see it bigger.
Gradually they kept getting farther and farther away. I thought this next shot of them against the wind towers was kinda cool.
So that was my adventure for the day. I went back in and called Jess back and we finished our conversation!