On this Friday afternoon, I bring you a quiet, contemplative topic: birds on power lines. Here are three of the better birds-on-power-lines videos available on the web.

First up, birds flocking around a series of power lines, in the evening. Sort of "musical chairs" for birds. By Wes Johnson:

powerlinerflyers from wes johnson on Vimeo.

(Go to Vimeo to watch in HD.)

Next up, birds from Rhode Island on a wire filmed from below. Watch as they scoot back and forth, turn around, and fly away. Just beautiful:

(If you can't see the player, go watch it at Veoh.)

And finally, a lone bird on a wire:

(First video via Kottke.org.)