I spent a few hours on Antelope Island State Park yesterday morning and although there weren’t many birds to be found that allowed a close enough approach to photograph them I sill enjoyed visiting the island. I only photographed two species of birds, a single California Gull who was having trouble staying on top of one of the campground shelters and a family of Western Kingbirds. I really didn’t think there would be anything great or special in the photos I took yesterday because all of the birds were on man made perches, in fact I loaded them into my computer and didn’t even look at them for several hours.
As I scrolled through the thumbnails of the photos I took yesterday morning on the island I saw this one and laughed out loud. This image kind of looks like I photographed a two-headed juvenile Western Kingbird but it is really an optical illusion. When the young kingbird in front stretched its wing the wing covered all of the sibling in the back except for its head which happened to be aligned with the neck of the bird in front.
I feel like this photo isn’t all that good because of the metal post and fence material but it made me laugh and I needed that. We all need laughter. And birds.
Life is good.