Monday, March 8, 2010

Birds

Any help welcome in identifying this bird inside the harbor.I know this one, a sparrow, “passerotto” in Italian.
The lord of this dumpster didn't like my intrusion...

24 comments:

Jacob said...

I knew the sparrow and the gull but not the first one. Nice shots of our feathered friends!

propostestefano said...

Dovrebbe essere una ballerina bianca, più comunemente detta batticoda.

James said...

These are really nice. I like the top one because I'm not familiar with that kind of bird.

tapirgal said...

I think we know the third one also. This is a great shot, with the clear eyes just showing and that attitude! Our seagulls just fly away. The sparrow is very cute, and that first one is really striking with the white mask. We're more used to seeing dark masks on an animal's face. I like the blurred background and the rest in focus.

cieldequimper said...

Sorry I don't know the little fellow up there, he's so cute!

Gunn said...

Sorry, I am not very good at names..... but I know that birds who went south, to avoid the winter here, might be on their way north again soon....

joo said...

I know this bird in the first photo, but don't remember it's English name - sorry.
Lovely photos,I like the birds so much:)
Nice week to you!

Kaori said...

I didn't know a seagull could look so mean! But the other two birds are very cute :)

Kcalpesh said...

Hi VP, the cute little first bird made me TOO Curious to not Google and find out the name. Google says it's "Enicurus scouleri" :-)

Nice shots!

brattcat said...

That gull seems to have quite an attitude.

B SQUARED said...

The "lords" usually like to dine alone.

Hilda said...

The first two are so cute and round! And no, the lord definitely does not like your disturbing his meal. If he had eyebrows, one would be raised at your presumption.

Lois said...

I don't know what the first one is, but he is a cute little fellow. All three birds seem to be posing, even though the third one is definitely not happy with you!

Halcyon said...

Ah, the feathered squad of Livorno. I also prefer the top two little guys over the Lord. Let him keep his manor - I don't mind!

JM said...

Great bird shots! The first one is so cute that it almost looks like a cartoon! :-)

Andreea said...

I don't know the name of the first one but I like it, looks really cute, small and fragile. I'm guessing you're using zoom for these pictures?

amatamari© said...

I don't know his name but it's so beautiful!!!
:-)

VP said...

Following Stefano's tip, the English name for the first bird would probably be “wagtail”.

@ JM - My first thought was the same...

@ Andreea - I use a Canon SX20, which has some zoom for a bridge camera, but these little guys come very close, at least inside the harbor.

lodolite said...

il primo uccellino sembra così intirizzito!
sempre belli da guardare.
ciao simona

Rob and Mandy said...

Lord of the dumpster... How fitting!

Cezar and Léia said...

Birs are coming back to announce spring!
God bless you!
Cezar

Wolynski said...

Can't tell a parrot from an albatross, but these birds are cute. Love the bottom pigeon.

Dina said...

A masked bandit bird?

Small City Scenes said...

Gulls are an easy capture but tiny birds always fly away when I try to take a picture of them. MB