Monday, June 25, 2012

Birdie Num Num

It's the time of year when parent birds are busy provisioning hungry nestlings/fledglings. Not coincidentally, it is also the time of year when prey items are abundant. It's mind boggling to think about the volume of insect food that breeding birds consume throughout the spring and summer. It is really a land of plenty for the birdies.

Grasshopper Sparrow eating... you guessed it.

Not only do they eat a lot, but they seem to like to show it off. Oftentimes I will see a bird with a fat, juicy bug in its bill, positioned on a conspicuous perch making a big racket as though boasting about its catch.

Them sure is good eatin'.


Michael said...

"Birdie Num Num" - I love that movie (The Party)!

Robert Maciver said...

Peter Sellers - what a guy.