This first one, which Dick thought might be some sort of sparrow, turns out to be called a White Wagtail. I love the name!
The next one, which somewhat resembled the starlings we see walking around in our yard at home, had beautiful spots on its feathers, and turned out to be, yes, a starling.
And this last, cute little sweetie, with its suggestion of color on its back, its white-tipped tail and white-patterned wings, is a Chaffinch. You can tell we're neither of us birders, we're just the sort of tourists who say to one another, "Oh, look at the cute little bird over there! Take a picture of it! Quick!"
© Photos by Richard Schear
Mysteries no more, our little buddies can now be referred to by their proper names when we reminisce about our summer holiday with Viking River Cruises, and about the mystery of identifying these three birds.
Thank you so much, Phil, for identifying them for us! — Kay and Dick
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