Bird scarer: Piss off pigeon.
Pigeon: Piss off yourself.
I watched for a while, but all the pigeons occupying the roof seemed entirely indifferent to the big black kite swooping over their heads.
A long shot from my iPhone 5.
Since I took the photo of the buds I’ve been hoping to capture the same flowers in full bloom against a blue sky. Yesterday was my best opportunity, though the sky wasn’t completely clear. It was later in the day, so the light isn’t as good as the first shot. Still, I’m pleased to have completed the little assignment I set myself. It’s been raining all night, so the blooms will be spoilt now. It seems to be a law of nature that it pours with rain as soon as the magnolias are in full bloom.
I spotted a group twitchers on my way to the library this morning and stopped to see what they were watching. The birders all had DSLRs with huge lenses, but were kind enough not to laugh at me with my little pocket Lumix. This is a small crop from one of my shots and I’m very happy with it – my first waxwings!