The next photo is a close-up of a gray stone birdbath with a flock of tiny grayish-brown birds splashing around in it. [The] contrast is a blue jay, mid-flight, swooping down to the birdbath. [Marissa] must have been sitting there forever waiting for that shot. “What are those – sparrows? No, they’re too little.”
[Marissa] giggles. “That’s what they’re called.”
I took this photo just a few weeks ago. In real life, I’m not sure Marissa ever could have captured those quick, skittish little bits of fluff in mid-flight. By the time a blue jay lumbered its bulk to the birdbath, they would have been long gone. (Sorry for the poor quality - I shot this from inside the house.)
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