I admit it- I'm a little scared of birds. I say this with a certain amount of trepidation, because I used to make fun of people who were scared of birds. I mean, they're birds, not grizzly bears. I have come to realize my fear in taking this picture of a bird's nest outside my bedroom window:
Now, last year, we had cardinals build this nest and lay eggs in it, and while the whole thing was fascinating to watch, and I took lots of pictures, but all I ended up with was really good pictures of my window screen. So this year, I thought, "boy am I dumb! Why don't I just lift the screen up and lean in closer?" Now, cardinals are by nature "honery" as my grandma would say. Especially when guarding a nest. So I waited for just the right time when mom and dad were both out of sight, and took advantage of the moment. However, the whole maybe three minutes I leaned out my window, I was in terror of being dive-bombed by an angry cardinal and flinched at every sound. So I only got four pictures. Oh, well, I will try again.
In the meantime, I have much friendlier cardinals in my shop:
I also have bird pendants and earrings. Birds you don't have to be scared of.