Monday, March 1, 2010

Feathered Friends in the Everglades

In the movies, literature and art, it is not uncommon to see birds described with human characteristics. Owls are usually wise. Toucans are silly. Hawks are regal. Vultures are evil. I can't help thinking sometimes that birds are like humans, with personalities of their own.

These black vultures, with their balding wrinkly heads and evil eyes, remind me of a group of old hags gossiping.

This beautiful American anhinga looks so peaceful when it sleeps.

This wood stork looks like a grumpy old man standing guard over the marsh.

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