Friday, 19 November 2010

Bullfinch seedlifter

A lunchtime call at Sainsbury's, despite all the berries didn't reveal any Waxwings. There were two birds feasting on the berries however.....

When I say feasting, not a single berry was eaten - they were selectively removing the seeds from the pulp - if you look at the surrounding berries, many of them are 'chewed' and seedless!

It's much easier with just one berry at a a time!

By carefully manipulating the berry using bill and tongue, the pulp is separated and discarded.....

A perfect example of how to do it!

This is one seed which got away, unless he's got a very long tongue.......

His female partner carefully eluded the camera but hopefully more Waxwings in the frame beforelong?

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