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Yes, I know it’s very fuzzy. But the look is priceless to the story line. In this the last capture, (and you need to look at these from the beginning. I’m putting them in my portfolio in order after I post these), you can clearly see Grackle’s anger. I think he was saying, “YOU NITWIT!” The almost humorous aspect to this is that I had gone outside to clear my camera’s previous photos so that it’s little beeps would not disturb anyone inside the building. I had not realized for quite a while that I was aggravating the birds, who had been making quite a ruckus in the tree! I felt SO besieged! So what did I do? I capitulated and went inside, chased in by a bird’s anger. It only occurred to me later that there may have been babies asleep, and I had awakened them. Or else he saw the camera as a potential threat.

So I sat inside the apartment feeling kind of bad about it all. You’d think the little guy would shut up, but no, HE WOULD NOT SHUT UP! And OTHER MALES JOINED IN TOO! IT WAS SO NOISY! I was still clearing the camera INSIDE the apartment. He continued on out there excoriating me up one side and down the other. He went on and on, so much so that some guys out in the parking lot working on their car honked their horn at him until he did chill a bit. I guess it was a bigger macho display than he had…. So I closed the patio door.

Sadly a short time later, my neighbors slammed their door and left. Things had not gone well for me….. I felt so chastised! My Good Friday reprimand. Apparently everyone felt abused! What a fiasco!

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I have spent most of my career as a French professor and a research librarian, and have been reinventing myself as a writer. I’m currently working on a book. My interest in photography began with the discovery of my friend Bonnie’s beautiful photo gallery on Red Bubble. I never cease to be amazed at the little discoveries one makes of God’s awesome creation.

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