Thursday, October 13, 2011


The subject of today's blog is the avian world and its members search for a good meal.

Sometimes that involves a bit of disagreement over whose meal is whose.

It seems this struggle goes on with smaller birds, as well, though perhaps a bit less strenuously.

Some of our colorful friends prefer to be fed directly by the chef, though this fellow seems to be considering the daily fare with some skepticism.

And always, in the bird world as in the human universe, there are the gourmets, who gaze on their impending meal with a curious eye and an imperious attitude.  Even a piece of cheese can be dissected for provenance, for appearance, for aroma before the ultimate test, taste.

I hasten to add that I took none of the preceding photographs and I know nothing of their creators.  As I said yesterday, they came in an e-mail, the modern way of receiving something "over the transom."


  1. That last picture is a hoot :)

    My neighbor gave me stacks of Birds & Blooms magazines to read during my recuperation - they often have pictures like these. I really enjoyed reading them a lot.

  2. Agree about the last pic. Looks like he is thinking "Could use some Grey Poupon".

  3. I agree...#4 is the winnah! And whoever took those photos did a masterful job. :)


  4. your cutlines are great.
    bye bye birdie!

  5. Fun to watch...
    I thought you had a new lens and were experimenting in your yard! ;-)


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