Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Feeding Robin For World Bird Wednesday





This picture above, taken in October 2008 is the kind of picture I was hoping for when I saw a Robin fly into our Mountain Ash tree one day last week. the robin's mouth was full but not with what I had expected.It had a grasshopper in its mouth!. It definitely was having a protein lunch. I was surprised when I downloaded the picture. I had expected to see its mouth full of berries.I have never seen a Robin eat a grasshopper before!And the Robin ate it or swallowed it whole. When first looking at the picture I wondered if the bird had sprouted whiskers? But no, it was having a grasshopper lunch.


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10 comments:

joo said...

Awesome photos!

Gary said...

Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

fjÀllripan said...

Great photos. How fun to see that he had a grasshopper in his mouth! :) I can understand that you expected it to be berries :)

Dianne said...

I love the "whiskers" shot!
fantastic close-up

Andrew said...

Lovely images..it's great to see birds feeding naturally.

mick said...

Great photos. I was very surprised when I first realized 'honeyeaters' also like insects.

eileeninmd said...

Great captures, I love the shot with the "whiskers" too.

Springman said...

These are the kind of shots we bird photographers live for. Isn't it wonderful to find such treasurers on your camera? Love It!

Kathiesbirds said...

What a nice surprise. At least for you! No so much for the grasshopper!

Mary said...

Wow...great shots!