Can you find the odd
Perhaps the seagull thinks it’s a duck. Perhaps the ducks have adopted the seagull. Or maybe they’re just all good friends.
In any case, these birds remind me of my Sesame Street junkie days. Back in the day, I used to watch this show obsessively, particularly the year my partner in crime (my brother who was only 11 months older than me) started school and left me alone at home. It’s hard to be mischievous when you’re by yourself and there’s no one else to share the rap with.
The show used to do a segment called “One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others” where the viewers would be shown a group of four items, one of which was different from the other three, and they would have to identify the item which didn't belong. It was presented in the form of a song that was written by Joe Raposo, Jon Stone and Bruce Hart, and used regularly on Sesame Street. I don’t know whether this segment is still going on or not (my Sesame Street junkie days are long gone) but it was a terrific way to teach kids to look for patterns and single out the one that’s different.
I immediately thought of that song when I photographed these birds, and it played in my head for the rest of the evening. I’ve included a video clip of it. But be careful. It’s addictive.
Did you watch Sesame Street?