Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Little Thief

It's been a busy week and I apologize for taking so long to post again. I'm currently in San Diego again and can't always get an internet connection.

Although my airline tickets were purchased well in advanced, I was wondering if it was a good time to go there with all the recent fires. Other than seeing lots of unusual haze while flying in, I didn't see anything out of the ordinary.

I visited Coronado and had lunch at the historic Hotel del Coronado Resort. Here's the beach and ocean view from my seat.


I had a vegetarian Mushroom Burger which was pretty tasty, but it wasn't healthy with those fries.


While eating, a courageous little bird dropped by and started spying my unfinished food. When I was busy trying to photograph him, his other bird accomplice sneaked in from the other side of the table and stole some of my fries. Unfortunately, he was too fast for me to photograph.


Here's the little thief going for my food...


...and flying away with it.


- AV

17 comments:

Trippen said...

What a great picture of the bird.
The birds around my house like to target practise on my car after I wash it.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Trippen, I think birds only like to dive bomb clean cars.

Plain Jane said...

Birds freak me out...especially those little feet- yuk...ok nice pics though :)

dot said...

A rare picture taking opportunity and you made the most of it. Very cute!

Kate Isis said...

I was going to comment on the burger until I saw the birds. It just goes to prove that the camera should never be far from our hands. Amazing pictures :)))

Deb said...

U stayed at that hotel? Wow, I wasn't that um... lucky when I was last in San Diego, we just visited and walked around the beach and took pictures and pretended to be guests, hehe. And my auto response on seeing bird thieves would be to SHOO SHOO, not reach for my camera.

Mike said...

The cheeky little devil! Fantastic photos though.

Ackworth Born said...

they look like starlings to me - they hang around with pigeons down town fighting for scraps.

Neva said...

The french fries look good though!
cheecky little devil!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Plain Jane, Birds are not my favorite either, but I just happened to have my camera on me and couldn't pass up the opportunity.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Kate, Thanks for commenting. I just happened to have the camera on me; otherwise, I would've have scared the bird away by trying to take it out. I'm curious what you wanted to say about the burger. It was pretty good.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Dot, it certainly was. But I think if you sit there long enough and "offer" the birds food, they will come around.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Deb, No I'm not stay at the Coronado Hotel. I'm just a tourist like most people here. I don't think I can afford staying here. Luckily I was finished with my lunch; otherwise, it would be to SHOO SHOO!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Ackworth for identifying the birds. I really can't tell one bird from the next. Those starlings are sure brave approaching strangers, but I guess they are used to foraging for food from unsuspecting tourists.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Neva, I think those cheeky devils liked my fries too. Luckily I was done with my lunch; otherwise, I wasn't likely to share.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Mike, thanks for your reply. I guess those cheeky devils thought I was easy target.

Kate Isis said...

Thats pretty much what i was going to say, thats a nice looking burger.