Thursday, August 4, 2016

American Robin

We visited Fishkill, New York, and Erika’s sister for two days, beginning 30 March. My in-laws were not pleased with this American Robin. The bird constantly attacked its reflection in their car window, hood, and mirror—often violently. But the territory invader never flew away. Birds do not have over-whelming powers of reasoning. Usually they can fly away from their problems.
Our hosts’ car was a mess. If you look carefully, you might find a rare (perhaps only) selfie I have ever taken. Perhaps taping raptor silhouettes to the car windows would frighten this amorous robin. This solution, however, would make driving the car through New York traffic a bit more difficult.

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