Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Wild Birds: A Slip of the Tongue

 
The way this mockingbird is tasting the suet with his tongue I think I can safely say he enjoyed what he found at the feeder.
 
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

30 comments:

kelley jensen said...

wow! that is an amazing shot :)

diane b said...

I agree with kelley.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

He looks pretty intense about it all. Great shot!

Karen said...

A terrific capture! Looks like he is "smacking" his lips, err...beak!

TexWisGirl said...

hilarious! great catch!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a great capture!

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep, that mockingbird looks pretty happy!

Red said...

He would enjoy the suet but he also had to work hard for it.

Phil said...

Well captured shot there Carletta and yes, not everyone realises that birds have tongues which perform much the same functions as they do for humans.

HansHB said...

A great photo, perfect for the theme!

mick said...

Great photo - just caught at the right moment!

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, he/she does seem to like the suet. Great capture!

NatureFootstep said...

cool shot. :)

Rose said...

s/he looks like he is warning everyone to leave his suet alone!

Ken Schneider said...

Quite an unusual capture. I think you are right-- he does seem to be checking it out before swallowing.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Awesome capture, Carletta! That tongue! Great timing and perfect focus. :)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow! Great catch!

George said...

I thought perhaps he was sticking out his tongue at you for some reason! It's a great picture.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shot of the bird in the act.

Richard Pegler said...

Crazy legs too! I love it!

Kateri said...

What a pretty bird. We don't have mocking birds here, so it really nice to see your photo!

Jori said...

I love mockingbirds. Your bird photo's are always amazing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yum yum! We have our Spring mockingbird alarm back again this week. A lovely wake up serenade! (I was worried that he hadn't shown up yet this year... he's later than usual probably because it's been cooler.)

Brian King said...

If I didn't know better, I'd say that's the same mockingbird that eats the suet here! :-) Wonderful shot! They can be so bossy.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Fantastic photo.

Wally Jones said...

With the things I've seen Mockingbirds eat, it's hard to believe one could be so particular! :)

Nice photograph!

Kerri said...

Cool shot of the Mocker!

Janice Thomson said...

looks like even the feet are getting involved LOL

Stewart M said...

Nice picture - and I like the four legged lawn mowers as well.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW- Stewart M - Melbourne

Mary Howell Cromer said...

How interesting...have never seen this behavior at our suet feeders and the Mockingbird~