Urban Birds

In early 2007, I went through a phase of wandering the streets of Yass with my Olympus Pen EE-2, snapping scenes of mail boxes and front yards that took my fancy. Well, after a two years, my backlog of film is finally processed and I’ve unearthed some more, this time with a peculiar bird theme.

In “Bird House” (top), the beautifully hand-crafted feeder seems higher up and more impressive than the house itself. A vintage pot guards the house in “White Swan” (centre) — this scene evokes childhood memories of visiting old folks who were friends with my parents. In contrast, I’m a bit frightened of “Birds 4 Sale” (bottom) — the house looks derelict and the car seems almost dumped on the unkempt front lawn. Would you feel safe knocking on the door to enquire about the cockatiels and finches on offer?

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