Friday, April 23, 2010

Cold Grasshoppers for Breakfast

No not me. But the Long-billed Curlew I watched the other morning was quite adept and flicking them off the ground with tip of their long bill and then catching them in their mouth.

In this photo there is a grasshopper in mid flick, 2/3 of the way toward the tip of the bill.

This photo show a different grasshopper just heading down the hatch.

The Chestnut-collared Longspurs are back and singing now too.

The Horned Larks have lost their exclusive prairie real estate in the last few days.


Holly said...


Carin said...

What? They're not chocolate covered? Then I'll pass this go around.