1-1-12 The Birds

Last night through this morning we celebrated the completely arbitrary change over of the year. – (In 1752 Great Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar and presto, goodbye March 25, Feast of the Annunciation, and hello, January 1, Feast of the Circumcision)

Today, I went out to shoot and found myself in Riverbank State Park looking over the Hudson.  Habits are hard things to break. While walking through the park I was privileged to see a reenactment of some early moments of “The Birds“.

Picture if you will, seagulls sitting peacefully on a fence, just hanging out.

Is that really all they are doing?

Time to move!

Picture a young couple seated on a bench enjoying their lunch when suddenly they are surrounded by a flock – (image too frightening for a G rated blog such as this.)  What should they do?


Notice how cleverly the gull leader and her lieutenant are separating the couple, driving them in different directions …

Quickly into the abandoned gym!

They hadn’t noticed the open window…