Travel Photo of the Day (March 28)

Do you ever feel like you are in a scary movie?  I took this picture in Cape Town, South Africa.  And Hitchcock’s movie, The Birds, was going through my head.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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53 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (March 28)

  1. Very Hitchcock – i’m glad they weren’t flying over my head!

  2. niasunset says:

    Yes. But I hadn’t a chance to take their pictures… You did great shot dear TBM, what’s going on there 🙂 There is a man on the left wearing orange clothes… As if he is there to fight with them.
    I loved your photograph… Thank you, with my love, nia

  3. kahyehm says:

    Are we being invaded? 😛

  4. Oooh that makes me want to watch that movie. I haven’t seen it since I was a kid, and I often I wonder if I would still find it scary?

  5. The Hook says:

    I can certainly see why you were so inspired!

  6. Wow. That’s what I always thought of when we were in Trafalgar Square in London with all it’s pigeons. It’s a little bit creepy. 🙂

  7. Lynne Ayers says:

    I actually thought The Birds WAS a scary movie but when it was on tv 30 years later my girls just laughed all the way through it – EVERYthing changes, even fright and humour.

    • TBM says:

      I fear if I watch it again I would react like your girls. I think it is best to just remember its scary factor and not ruin it.

      • Madhu says:

        I feel there is less ‘magic’ in their lives now! Too much exposure. Can’t make up my mind if that is a good thing. Great shot TBM

  8. Jo Bryant says:

    magnifico…love it love it love it

  9. It’s all a bit eerie isn’t it. Great shot though. Hope you were staying somewhere nice!

  10. zannyro says:

    Yikes! Throw some bread crumbs!

  11. foreverpaper says:

    Is it wrong that even though Finding Nemo had a bunch of seagulls yelling, “Mine, mine, mine!” I can hear these little guys doing it, too?

  12. Fergiemoto says:

    I would be more nervous of the droppings falling on my head. Looks like an umbrella is needed. Great shot!

  13. msbuzzz says:

    Nice click, the pigeons (is it so?) look amazing?

  14. zelmare says:

    LOL! It even looks like the 2 people in the bottom left hand corner are trying to get away from the birds! Good one! 🙂

  15. deslily says:

    funny I do the same thing… anytime there are a slew of birds I think of that movie.

  16. T. F. Walsh says:

    It looks so surreal with the birds… what an awesome shot.

  17. fgassette says:

    Great shot. Flying high on two accounts.


  18. Gilly Gee says:

    It would seem that many people have pigeon phobia!

    • TBM says:

      It does seem that way. I love them though. I think they are beautiful. However, I wish they didn’t perch right above my chair on my balcony 🙂

  19. I really enjoy all the movement and life in this photograph, T.B. It is so alive!

  20. When I saw it, I didn’t think ‘scary’ I thought ‘alive’. I like the scattering of birds in the foreground against the solidity of the buildings and the (mostly) stationary cars.

  21. Birds in mid-flight. Nicely caught!

  22. Oooh yes! Love this part of Cape Town 😀

  23. bearandlion says:

    I’m convinced pigeons don’t really know how to fly so I’m always wary of them flying into my face…

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