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Dad is bring home the "bacon"
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Posted By: pichaser, 06-17-2020, 03:03 PM

At least in this location tricolored blackbirds eat primarily grasshoppers . Somehow foragers bring 3 or more grasshoppers at once! How can a bird with one or two grasshoppers in its beak grab another and carry all three to the nest? Males and females can haul three "hoppers at a time.

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06-17-2020, 10:10 PM   #2
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Very interesting and fun capture. Your settings I find fascinating. Great job and many thanks for sharing.

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Thanks Tony for your generous comments .
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Perfect timing - super job.

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Perfect timing - super job.

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That is a lot of 'bacon'
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Very nice capture pichaser! He definitely has a full beak.

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That is a lot of 'bacon'
Yes this is high quality protein that the young put to good use as they leave the nest in around 12 days .

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Very nice capture pichaser! He definitely has a full beak.
Their favorite food is grasshoppers which I am amazed by how many are carried back to the nest . Fledged birds help their parents raise the next brood .
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Nice catch, pichaser!! I envy your 150-450mm!
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Nice catch, pichaser!! I envy your 150-450mm!
Yes , K2 My 150-450 gets the most use . It can focus as close as 6.5 ft so flowers and insects are easy to capture .
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