Beware: the pictures below are not particularly good. But, if you share my sense of humour, they’re very funny. ;-)
So, this gull’s cruising around, riding the air currents, all peaceful-like…
…when doesn’t a great, squawking, aggressive CROW show up, out of NOWHERE, and steam in with a flurry of pecks!
After a brief tussle, the crow emerges victorious, and sails off into the, ehh, bright midday sky.
Far below, the larger of the minigulls flaps its wings, and tells its brother how it’s going to beat that crow up, one day.
I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of these minigulls! They’re becoming a terrible distraction: my worktable faces the window, which overlooks the roof, which is full of tiny birds. I catch myself looking up all day, at odd moments, hoping to catch them up to something interesting. They seldom disappoint. They’ve become much more adventurous in their explorations: they’ve pecked over nearly every inch of their side of the roof, over the last couple of days. (There’s a raised divider about two-thirds of the way along the roof, keeping the gulls from wandering any farther in my direction…at least, for now. I imagine they’ll be able to leap and flutter over that, long before they’re capable of more sustained flights.)
Do it like THIS!