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Sunday, November 5, 2017

NYC's Marathon is still for the birds! (According to Cam)

Today The New York City Marathon is taking place, and Cam, the cardinal pictured here, still thinks it's for the birds! In this photo she can be see running across a table that is in my rooftop garden.

The image is featured in all three formats of Cam's book, Words In Our Beak, Volume One. 

Photographs of the book's cover (with links to info) for each one of these can be found directly below.




Moreover, the picture atop this entry is also included in last year's blog post re the NYC's event.

Mourning doves, a bird variety that is discussed in Cam's book, are not the type who cares to run.

They can often be seen perching atop a bouncer that I have in my urban rooftop garden, as evidenced in the following images.

But don't let their sedate appearance fool you. They move at great speed. Many sources, including Wikipedia, claim the the Mourning dove "is a strong flier, capable of speeds up to 88 km/h (55 mph)." 

So, that being said, if there were ever to be a bird marathon, the mourning doves would likely be considered in the same manner as elite marathon runners are!


The digital versions of Volume One within the Words In Our Beak book series that are mentioned in this entry may only remain available for a limited time, but hardcover versions of Volume One, Two and Three can now be found wherever books are sold. Please click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books.


Additionally, I have rendered some images from these books into other formats and they are available via Fine Art America (FAA). Some of my other photographs (Black & White Collection, Kaleidoscopic Images and the famous Mandarin duck who visited NYC) can also be found on my FAA pages.

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