This guy is like a caretaker of the clouds,
but it must have been his day off.
We have the so-called "Red-Winged Blackbird"
here in Arizona. It would be great to grow
some wings, so you could ALWAYS fly above the
clouds!!! (Sigla e commovente di cielo?)
Perhaps this Blackbird found a half-filled
bottle of wine on the ground, and had to drink his fill of the wine on his break-time!!!
Salud ... (Larry from the arid faraway land of AZ)
Hi Larry I see your comment after 2 hours in a traffic jam, Now I really envy the freedom of this little guy and I will drink at his health! PS: red-winged blackbird? It looks like everything turns to red in the majesty of Arizona! Cheers Marco.
...this is an Alpine Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus), not a Blackbird (Turdus merula).
Nice shot though!
Thanks for the correction... and also for the vote.
"Cornacchia", that's how we usually call them here, blackbirds in fact are much smaller. The beak of this has a softer shape in respect to those of the other choughs, but may be it's just an impression. Cheers. Marco.
Actually, I knew it wasn't a blackbird all
along. Congratulations to Dan! Perhaps he
should receive a bottle of wine for his
intensive knowledge of birds!!! (Salud!!!)