Dreaming in Character

G.L. Jackson

City Life


Out of all the things I wasn’t expecting to see in downtown Oakland: a pair of black crowned night herons hanging out with the pigeons. They were so still I thought they were statues at first.

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It just goes to show that nature isn’t always where we expect to find it. The herons stood around for a while, then squawked and stole a piece of bread from one of the pigeons. One of the two finally flew off and landed in a nearby tree.

Just another day in the city.


Author: G.L. Jackson

Writer, reader, amateur photographer. Mostly, I just like pretending to be a different person each day of the week.

2 thoughts on “City Life

  1. I use to live inland and would regularly ducks crossing at pedestrian crossings to get from one pond to another. Fantastic sight! You’re right. Another day in the city.


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