The Transfiguration

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King of the Day #2404

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King of the Day #2404

John and I ate by the water again, talking about code and work and where to go next in life. His job is not the sort of challenge he was hoping for, but he seems to be getting by well enough now.

Throughout our lunch the seagulls perched on the wooden pier rail, feigning disinterest in our food. Eventually they gave up and left, soon replaced by fat pigeons; just one gull remained, seated on the lamppost above us. He preened and stretched and painted the pavement while we talked, content with his throne. When I stood on the bench to get this haphazard shot, he stared right at me – the only moment he acknowledged my existence.

I wonder if there are any studies in comparative bird psychology – seagulls and pigeons must have very different cultures.

such a long time ago
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Written by Umbrella Man

April 22, 2015 at 11:46 pm

Posted in animals, birds

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  1. Cool! 🙂

    eu

    April 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm


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