Bruno D'Amicis - The end of a Robin
This winter will always be remembered here in Central Italy because of the quantity of snow and the unusual drop of temperatures. As one of the consequences, many birds, especially passerines, died or were so weak, that represented an easy target for their predators. While snowshoeing in the woods, I encountered the remains of a robin, probably caught by a sparrowhawk. The feathers of the little bird were spread all over the snow. In the drama, I could still appreciate the beauty of their colored tips and the almost-designed pattern they made on the snow. Life is so full of contrast.
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