The bird with no head

by | Jul 24, 2011 | Uncategorized | 6 comments

As I walked along the waterfront yesterday, I spotted a strange sight: a bird without a head.

I came closer, and saw that it was a shag. It seemed to be have been taking a nap, but as I approached it moved, 
and opened its eyes,
taking a look at me to see if I posed a threat.
And then, deciding I didn’t, tucked its head down again,
turned to one side, 
and went back to sleep.
I wonder if I could learn to do that.


  1. Lynley

    Wonderful photographic story you have shared with us Juliet. Your energy was obviously very gentle and unobtrusive.

  2. lifeonthecutoff

    How lovely. Let me know if you learn to turn you head this way. I’d like to learn.

    I think this would make a delightful children’s book, Juliet.

  3. juliet

    Thank you Lynley, and Penny. When I’ve learned to do it, I’ll post a photo! What a nice idea about a children’s book. I could make one for little Mira, who is about to turn 3.

  4. Marja

    Love it. Birds are easily startled so you must have had a good vibe. Beautiful pictures. I could do something like that. I get very sleepy from reading I fall asleep sitting when I read a book, wake up when somebody enters the room and than I sleep in again.

  5. juliet

    Just practise that little twist of the neck Marja, then tuck it in!


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