In case you’re wondering what’s so mergeful about this photograph…
Well, these birds, the Alpine Chough were shot by me in Jungfraujoch/Top of Europe, Switzerland at an altitude of 11,700 feet.
What made it apt for this theme was the backdrop where snow, sky & mist merged to make it pretty hard to see beyond these birds.
I honoured these birds by featuring them in an earlier post –
Happy Black Birds of the Alps
All other entries for the challenge merge on this page.
They were sweet black birds with yellow beaks against a sheer snowy white backdrop. I was seeing these birds for the first time & they were close in appearance to crows, but for their beaks. Found them interesting, as they calmly beheld tourists in the midst of the biting cold. And they had no problem being photographed either.
A bit of Google search indicates they are officially the Alpine Chough & are also known as the Yellow-Billed Chough.
Presenting the Happy Choughs of Jungfraujoch…