Friday, February 27, 2009

Turdus, full of it!

Twenty five minutes to get it down and keep it there. Epic!

But it was five minutes more before this youngster would attempt flight.

When he took to wing, still exhausted, he could only achieve enough lift to drag his toes along the ground! And that only for six feet where he landed under the neighbors car.

I dare say he would have had to climb a tree to roost for the night.


Gardeness said...

Impressive photos!

Barkfoot said...

I'm not surprised he couldn't fly, that grub was the equivalent of me eating a goat!

sandy said...

What great shots and you're entertaining with your writing.

BetteJo said...

Oh, poor birdie! Looking at the pictures of him swallowing that grub I was surprised he actually didn't choke or suffocate! But I guess there must be a lot I don't know about bird anatomy.