Upon looking back at some of this blog’s titles, it seems that I have had quite a number of run-ins with birds! Here’s another memorable avian encounter!
It was one of those very, very cold January days in Chicago, several years ago. During my lunch hour from work, I decided to go through a Wendy’s drive through line to buy my lunch. As the line of cars slowly approached the pick up window, I noticed that there were three mallard ducks several cars in front of me. Yes, the ducks were in line between the cars!
As each car drove away from the pick up window, the ducks moved out of the line and then walked back in behind the next car. They repeated this after each car drove away to the window. It suddenly occurred to me that they had discovered a very unique way to keep warm in the below-freezing weather that day — in the car exhaust!
I wished them well, breathing in all that stuff. And, oh how I wished I had a video camera that day! I’m sure that unique film would have ended up on the evening news.