20200307 / Sylvan Heights Bird Sanctuary

There is something completely otherworldly about an image of a bird in flight.

Usually they move so fast that all you see is the motion. The soaring, swooping. The take off, the landing.

And sure, you might catch a stationary bird eyeballing you like this perched in a tree, but that’s not quite the same.

They so rarely pause mid-wingbeat, that this is such a peculiarly beautiful sight. A sense that they have the upper hand – or upper wing, if you will.

And they do have the upper hand – because they can fly, and without our inventions and contraptions we are rooted to the ground.

If you could gaze into its eyes when it was in flight, you might catch the knowing gaze of a bird that is fully aware that we can never be their equal.

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