When I was leaving the Mall one day last week, I heard a chorus of chirping birds that was coming from this clump of evergreens next to the entrance.
It was really loud and sounded like there must be hundreds of birds in there. So, of course, I thought “photo op”! Okay. I formed a plan. I went to my car, got my camera ready on the seat beside me, and then drove over and parked in the “no parking zone” right in front of the trees. I was thinking that just me driving up close might scare the birds and hundreds might fly out — what a picture THAT would be!
Unfortunately the birds hadn’t “gotten the memo” because they didn’t all fly out. In fact, they did a very good job of ignoring me, even when I then tapped on the horn to see if THAT would get them moving.
So, I just sat there a few minutes and took some pictures of the few birds that did show themselves, which just happened to be backlit against a beautiful sky.
I would love to know what so many birds were doing in there. It sounded for all the world like choir practice!