For the Birds

This post is dedicated to our lovely feathered friends, who are truly quite stunning creatures, when you really stop to think about it.

The first photo in this series was captured last weekend in Ocean City, New Jersey, where the seagulls practically outnumber the beachgoers.

The following photo features a seagull soaring over an uprooted tree awash in the murky waters of the Mississippi River, just south of Saint Anthony Falls in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This little guy (or girl) is taking flight from the rooftop of the Széchenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest, Hungary.

The hat-wearing duck statue in the background was captured near my grandmother’s townhouse in the tree-lined suburbs of Minnetonka, Minnesota.

And here we find a most curious sight: an albino pigeon! This fella was spotted behind my workplace during a particularly stressful period in my life. I took the sighting to be a good omen.

Here, a pigeon quenches his thirst while waiting for the Staten Island Ferry to arrive at its port along the Manhattan side of the Hudson River in New York.

Captured along some train tracks in Manayunk, Pennsylvania, I call this photo, quite simply, “Parenthood.”

In this photo, an exotic bird eats leftover scraps of food near a concession stand at the Philadelphia Zoo.

The following is a digital collage comprised of: (1) a raven sculpture outside of the Edgar Allen Poe Historic Site in Philadelphia, and (2) the front door of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Minneapolis.

Here is yet another scene captured last week in Ocean City, New Jersey.

This is a small section of a mural near Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat in Philadelphia.

And, last but not least, we find another small section of a mural in Philadelphia. Artists in these parts seem to be rather fond of birds, and I cannot say that I blame them.

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