After visiting Tuesday Tattoo for a consultation, on a Thursday, I got a mocha from Java Beach Café and had some blackbirds visit my table. As usual, I headed to Ocean Beach after, for the first time this year, to try out my new phone’s camera capabilities.
I actually wanted to sit inside, but thankfully, the indoor seating was full, and outside seating was empty. This solitary black bird quietly perched on the wooden planter-seating’s edge, and was more reserved than the 5+ smaller birds I counted in the nearby sidewalk trees.
Another bird with a red highlight flew down and chirped in my direction. I believe it led the flock of other birds that soon flew down from the trees, and were possibly looking for treats from either me or the table.
Once I got to Ocean Beach, I had to test out slo-mo video on my favorite seabird: