Ok, so I get that some people think dead birds are just creepy, but I think there's a beautiful and haunting way their wispy feathers flutter laying there. Plus, you can get really close to a dead bird! I mean it's rare that you get to see that kind of detail. I made my mom take this photo of a crow on the military base. Don't worry. She's fine. She doesn't mind.
While you may not see anything in a dead bird worth photographing (sisters disagree), everyone loves a baby animal! Well, almost everyone. This little baby seagull (pictured lower left) was just as precious as can be. This is taken from a window at my work. The seagulls just finished their hatching season, and Olympia has no shortage of seagulls, hatching and otherwise. After an unfortunate incident last December in Malibu, I should hate seagulls, but I don't. I just hate when they crash into your table and bomb your food. Seagulls always remind me of my grandma. I think she just associated them with the ocean, and being from Minnesota, an ocean bird was a site to see.
Don't fret, we'll have plenty more nature to share with you (alive...and well, you know...beautiful, wispy, and dead too).