Tuesday, June 02, 2009

A right bashing....

This Song Thrush was collecting snails on our drive and smashing them to smythereens before eating. It was very quick at it, consuming 3 or 4 in only 5 minutes. Its not something you see well very often...








The shell-less one at the end doesn't look too appetising to me...

4 comments:

Dean said...

Well captured sequence, Stewart. I often see them eating slugs in my garden, but not before they`ve given them a good rub on the paving slabs to get rid of the slime.

Emma Anderson said...

Excellent: They do this in my garden and I keep trying to get a picture of them doing it.

Stewart said...

D - This birds head is covered in slime. It was vanishing into the ivy on our wall then emerging with a snail...
E - I have seen them doing it but they are often wary and run off if they see you watching. I was lucky to get this one from our window.

oldcrow61 said...

Great shots.