Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Blackbird

I'm tired of pigeons and seagulls, so when I saw this blackbird in “Piazza del Municipio” I was quite happy.
In Italian “merlo” (blackbird) is something like a fool or an easily conned guy.

17 comments:

brattcat said...

This bird is no fool. He knows a good photographer when he sees one.

Layrayski said...

nice capture. he looks like he's enjoying himself hehehe

Jacob said...

And it is a lovely blackbird. Are you sure it isn't a seagull in disguise?

tapirgal said...

Wow! I like both pictures and I like the bird, but that first one is Art with a capital A in my book any time any place. Bravo!

Luis Gomez said...

I like this bird.!

Small City Scenes said...

I think it is a darned nice blackbird and it doesn't look like a seagull at all. MB

cieldequimper said...

Le merle, suo bellissimo canto (this is all very rusty!) Strange that it became such an expression!

joo said...

I love them, couple of them live in my garden and wake me up pretty early:)
Have a nice weekend!

Saretta said...

I LOVE that first photo! What a great angle and pose!

Kate said...

Wish I could share your joy in seeing this bird; they too often steal from our feeder. Clever, tho, since they perch on top of the shepherd's crook, shaking it vigorously to knock the seed on the ground. Otherwise they would not be able to get seed from the feeder which is designed to keep squirrels and large birds away.

Birdman said...

Can't stand these birds(is that a sin?)! Always in everybody's business. Ha!

Lois said...

He's a beauty! I like that color in the background of your first shot.

Kaori said...

Seems like Merlo caught on that you were shooting for him in the second photo ;-D

Cezar and Léia said...

It's got attitude!
God bless you!
Cezar

JM said...

There are so many around my house and I have just realized they don't sleep at night as other birds do. Melro also in portuguese.

Steffe said...

They are singing outside my bedroom as I'm typing this. Known as Koltrast in Swedish.

Wolynski said...

The top photo is stunning.