Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"In truth, I was made to sing for kings and high lords"

"In truth, I was made to sing for kings and high lords" - A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

4 comments:

veredit said...

a wonderful little moment with great expression!

Joan Elizabeth said...

We have heaps of black and white birds of all shapes and sizes .. I often have difficulty in identifying them as a result. I have to look up the bird book and look for subtle things like ... does it have a red or yellow eye etc. I remember getting into trouble from fellow Australian bloggers once for calling a black bird as blackbird when it wasn't.

AB said...

Great photo.

Martina said...

veredit, thank you. It was a wonderful moment, indeed. The photo shows a Alpendohle and wikipedia says: "Bei der Suche nach Essensresten kann die Alpendohle sehr zutraulich sein ... ." I can confirm this - I only got half of my sandwich for myself ;-).

Joan Elizabeth, I think I can recall this discussion, grin. There is an extraordinary German website (and apps for smartphones, too) for identifying birds by the shape of the beak, size, colour etc. I use it quite often. I know it is useless since it is a) German and b) about German birds, nevertheless, I like it so much, here is the url:

Vogelfuehrer

The google translation is a little bit funny but it might be useful, though.

AB, thank you.

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