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Monday, December 12, 2011



The gazebo in Washington Park decked out for Christmas.

* This morning on the way to work, I pulled over to watch a crazy fight taking place between a bunch of blackbirds, about six or seven gulls, and one crow behind a restaurant. First, backing up to last night, I noticed a steamer van (the sign on the van said "steamer") near the backdoor of the restaurant. Not sure, but I think the restaurant was having its equipment degreased, and they must have left some greasy bits on the ground. Anyway, this morning, the blackbirds were really going to town on whatever was on the ground behind the restaurant. The gulls, not liking that the blackbirds were getting the best of whatever was there, were circling, squawking, and dive-bombing the blackbirds. The blackbirds would then fly up, circle around, and come back in under the much slower gulls. Then the whole scene would repeat. The lone crow, well, he was pretty much on his own and totally ineffective against both the blackbirds and gulls. It was quite a sight, which went on for a long time.

* Know your winter bird food.

* Someone stole Santa.

* Someone got arrested for writing on the sidewalk with chalk.

Posted by Marie at December 12, 2011 10:24 PM


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