Shoppers on Morse Avenue

Members of Birdman‘s flock:

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The miracle of bread into birds. Photo by Roman.
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Birdman!

Birdman was once a regular at the corner of Glenwood and Estes avenues but this year not so much. I was delighted to run into him there recently when I was on my way home from the Lincoln Park Zoo. The photo doesn’t quite do justice to the way his silver hair caught the sunlight, but… Birdman lives!

Yes, he still performs the miracle of turning bread into birds.

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Photo by Roman

Birdman Lives!

Birdman is a fixture on Glenwood Avenue in Rogers Park. He has his down days (begging your pardon). But in general he has an invincible cheerfulness that compliments the day if it’s bright and lightens the day if it’s gloom. His colorful attire, complete with feathers, only heightens the affect. And yes, he has his flock, rock doves and various sparrows mostly, who depend on him for their daily bread. Yea verily he performs a daily miracle of turning bread into¬† birds.

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Birdman in less colorful Fall plumage at Glenwood and Morse in Rogers Park. Photo by Roman

I don’t know if they had Birdman in mind, but appropriately the Chicago Transit Authority overpass at Glenwood and Greenleaf is decorated with a bird mural.

Bird Mural
Photo by Roman. Wall art, Glenwood & Greenleaf.
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Photo by Roman. Wall art, Glenwood & Greenleaf.
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Photo by Roman. Wall art, Glenwood & Greenleaf.
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Photo by Roman. Wall art, Glenwood & Greenleaf.
bird mural
Photo by Roman. Wall art, Glenwood & Greenleaf.
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Photo by Roman. Wall art, Glenwood & Greenleaf. Note mushroom cloud in the raptor’s eye.
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Photo by Roman. Wall art, Glenwood & Greenleaf.
bird mural
Photo by Roman. Wall art, Glenwood & Greenleaf.
bird mural
Photo by Roman. Wall art, Glenwood & Greenleaf.
bird mural
Photo by Roman. Wall art, Glenwood & Greenleaf.
bird mural
Photo by Roman. Wall art, Glenwood & Greenleaf.
bird mural
Photo by Roman. Wall art, Glenwood & Greenleaf.
bird mural
Photo by Roman. Wall art, Glenwood & Greenleaf.
bird mural
Photo by Roman. Wall art, Glenwood & Greenleaf.