It is hard to believe that such a beautiful bird could be referred to as a "flying rat." However, getting 20 or 30 of them together and the perception changes.
This beautiful pigeon was photographed by my friend Annie Amsden. In addition to taking photos she is a writer, wife, and mom.
Update: Okay, I just found out that this is a juvenile sea gull. So a sea-going flying rat. HA!
Happy National Bird Day!
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