Ostia – Unauthorized Gatherings!

Today I want to tell you a story… it’s a real one, I witnessed it just this morning!

We are so accustomed thinking that we are social but we are not the only ones!

I have always wondered how animals, enjoying our absence during this lock down days, would have behave now that we were allowed to get out once again…

I have never slept that much. Also today I woke up at 4 AM, against my volounty! It just happened, I waited for the sun to rise and went out for the third day in a row to enjoy the sea and some fresh air.

Normally, at that time, I am alone on the beach, but today I was not!!!

I have been attracted by this scene in the distance…

I love to see how animals peacefully share their environment with other species. So I approached. It was one cormoran and one seagull.

Then they became 1 cormorant and 2 seagulls.

Still approaching… 1 cormorant and 3 seagulls.

The cormorant left but they became 5 seagulls.

Turn over! But still 5 seagulls…



7 but move some steps away…

They are so like us, one talks and the others are listening!


8 but keeping distances

Then 10



It’s definitely a social gathering! Luckily they don’t take any risk and need no authorization! 🀣

26 thoughts on “Ostia – Unauthorized Gatherings!

    1. It’s an option, also the weather is changing, I thought they were discussing their fish opportunities and maybe what to do on the lock down fase 2 now that we are back, invading their spacesπŸ˜‚

  1. I love seabirds, and seagulls in particular. They’re so loud and bold πŸ˜€
    Re: “They are so like us”. I think it only serves as a reminder that we are animals first and foremost, and that we have much in common with other creatures. We’re not as superior as we may sometimes believe.

    1. I totally agree with you. We are only much more violent than other species. Our pretended superiority relies in the way we mistreat and humiliate others πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  2. No one can put them in jail or take away their rights to gather. I love your posts and this one is wonderful. I hope you don’t mind that I reblog your wonderful bird posts but they are so beautiful.

  3. I think we want to believe that human beings are superior and are the most intelligent and social but I guess all the animals and birds around us also have that emotional quotient and are equally smart πŸ™‚

    1. Yes and they live in such a harmony that it is impressive… At a certain point they have started moving to the right without any dispute, one lateral step per time, to make room for the new comers! An amazing show, indeed

    1. Yep, but I see them often together… Only the crows stay away but the birds that normally live by the sea often share the occupancy of urban places together with other species 😍

    1. Yes, I made it on purpose… They brought me back the smile because they arrived one per time and they seem to enjoy the place. Normally it is overcrowded of people and I am fairly sure that they never had the opportunity to chill out there before Corona virus! πŸ˜…

  4. Love it. Love how you put together the story. How are you? Slowly going out? From what I read in the news… Best wishes for the “unlockdown”.
    Buona notte.

    1. Yes, I go out only at dawn. It seems that during the day the streets are crowded of people, I am fairly scared di I avoid them all 😈πŸ’ͺ

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