Sunday, April 20, 2014

Quiet, pretty

Under a car on West t69th street,  nesting fluff
Sparrows in the park doing the same thing.
I've seen birds anting before....  prone on the ground,  but I'd never before seen this, the mourning doves on their sides wings fully extended. I stood silently for about 40 minutes not far away and watched their ritual. Totally beautiful. Hunkered down they blend with the leaves. Wing extended could make them a raptor target.  That's why I stayed.  No sensible hawk will swoop down with a human standing watch.
Happy Easter.

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