Like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie, the birds came from everywhere, only they weren't trying to peck us to death, thank God. No, this was in Essaouira, Morocco, at the fish market (middle) and an area near it where some fish were being cleaned. There were numerous tourists firing away and the guys doing the cleaning wanted money from us to take pictures, like the birds belonged to them or something. I can understand the "goats-in-trees" guys who did, in fact, own the goats. But seagulls? Really? In the market itself (#2) birds just swooped down and had their pick with nobody batting an eyelash. Guess it's just the price of doing business. The last photo which I have been trying to find a way to post was taken a year or so ago when the Space Shuttle was being flown to Los Angeles, and it passed over our school. There was an assembly going on and not many students got to see it. An impressive sight to be sure. Now those are BIG birds.