I’ve been hunting, not for food but for photographs.
This is the first step. I may have to go further and feed the preys somewhere.
The balcony is not a great place because these preys are known for littering.
The park is public, when the weather is acceptable there are plenty of alpha predators (also known as humans) the preys are afraid of.
Plus, I run the risk of becoming popular as a pigeon-feeder.
I’m not in Venice, we don’t really have a rule against feeding the birds, but I think such hobby isn’t appreciated by the community.
I know birds don’t need to be fed, but it’s the only way to get them closer.
It’s quite amazing there are lots of birds, despite the amount of cats that wander freely.
A bird I saw but wasn’t able to take pictures of, because of its size, was the sparrow.
I think hooded crows also dwell this city, but I haven’t seen any recently.
But I heard one as I’m typing.
Enjoy these photos, until I get better ones. Hopefully, I will.
A dream come true! Jackdaws live in my city!
The jackdaw is my favorite bird, if we ignore the owls and eagles that are hard to find in the wild. It's intelligent like most crows, but the white iris is what makes it special. I really hope I can make friends with a jackdaw someday.
I couldn't take a clear picture, but you can see the eye.
It was holding something. At first, I thought it was a common crow (Corvus frugilegus) because his beak looked strange.
Later, a magpie tried to steal that piece of something from the jackdaw.
Stereotypes at their best.