Well, I'm not sure that birds have the mental complexity to form what we would recognise as "friendships", but still! They liked me! And they let me pet them on their little fuzzy feathers! And, AND they let me put a glove on and hold the hawk in the last picture! It had the cutest face and it kept looking at me and turning its little head sideways! And it was HEAVY, much more so than I expected, but he just sat there and let me tickle his little tummy and I almost DIED of cuteness!
Anyway, this was at a shopping centre, right next to a coffee shop. Such are the benefits of living in the countryside.