A few weeks ago I was pleased to find a fat ball feeder pole which had no perches as I thought that would stop the large birds from grabbing such large amounts of food. WRONG! I hadn't realised how determined and agile a hungry bird can be.
This Rook stood on the edge of the bird bath eyeing up the possibility of elevenses.
A quick leap and .... success.
If only the food would stay in one place. This is getting tricky.
Oops - fallen off again - will it be an early bath?
Phew! That was a close thing.
After a few goes the Rook managed to grab a decent sized piece of fat ball and took it down on to the lawn to eat. A satisfied Rook weighing one fat ball heavier than when it started. I think that look says, "I'll be back!".
A very hurried set of handheld snapshots but I was really pleased to capture the sequence.
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