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A Starling's Lament
Jan 12, 2021 01:37:34   #
Shooter41 Loc: Wichita, KS
 
Starlings are very emotional birds. When snow covers the suet cage making them work to uncover their food, they throw a fit. When they can see birdseed inside a clear plastic bird feeder that is designed for birds smaller than themselves, they still try to land on the pegs and steal seeds from the smaller birds. Sooner or later, they fall away and throw a "hissy!" I captured an image of a determined Starling frantically trying to hold on to the opening in the plastic feeder, while ignoring the peg all-together, while bending forward struggling to reach the seeds. He soon flew away an unhappy camper. One way I limited the plethora of distracting limbs in the background was to cover them with anthropomorphistic musings. Hope you enjoy.


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Jan 12, 2021 05:12:35   #
MFTVGirl
 
What a great capture - and great info and humor, too! And look at that blue eye!

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Jan 12, 2021 06:59:14   #
Marg Loc: Canadian transplanted to NW Alabama
 
Fun shot and a good idea for hiding the background.

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Jan 12, 2021 07:08:33   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
I ended up putting a 2nd bigger feeder with a larger base & some higher feeding holes for the larger birds. Squirrels are a problem. Even if I feed them separate. They want everything no matter what.

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Jan 12, 2021 09:23:49   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
Very imaginative! Love the shot.

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Jan 12, 2021 11:09:37   #
Shooter41 Loc: Wichita, KS
 
MFTVGirl wrote:
What a great capture - and great info and humor, too! And look at that blue eye!


Dear MFTVGirl...Thank you for your kind words and positive attitude during this pandemic. You are definitely a sweetheart!

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Jan 12, 2021 11:10:53   #
Shooter41 Loc: Wichita, KS
 
Marg wrote:
Fun shot and a good idea for hiding the background.


Dear Marg....Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and sweetheart attitude during the pandemic.

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Jan 12, 2021 11:12:26   #
Shooter41 Loc: Wichita, KS
 
Cwilson341 wrote:
Very imaginative! Love the shot.


Dear Cwilsom341...Thank you for your compliment and positive attitude during the pandemic. Adding a little humor at times likes this to raise friends spirits is something I thoroughly enjoy.

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Jan 13, 2021 13:26:02   #
joecichjr Loc: Illinois, USA
 
Determination to access those freebiesā­

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