Kaitlyn McCracken is a writer and photographer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is currently working on her undergrad degree in both English and Sociology, meaning that she lives in a perpetual state of existential crisis. Recently, Kaitlyn was featured in Kentucky Monthly as one of the winners of their annual Penned Literary Contest. You can find her photography at kateandivyphotography.com and you can see snippets of her life on instagram @kaitymccracken.
Looking at the wren hopping surprisingly close to her shoe, the girl had the same thought she often had when thinking about birds:
My goal in life is to have the confidence of a Manhattan pigeon.
Except that this was not Manhattan, and this was not a pigeon. Alex (that was the girl’s name) remembered reading London travel articles the week before and finding an article about above-ground train stations using trained hawks to ward off pigeons.