Feathered Friends - Show Me A Photo Contest Round 21 - Bird And Food

Thanks to @nelinoeva for the new competition. This week's theme is - BIRD AND FOOD



The Siberian rubythroat (Calliope calliope)
Thin but very loud nightingales. In the first photo, a male caught some kind of caterpillar.
And in the second photo there is a female, with some kind of insect in her beak.


The Eurasian golden oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
I am very proud of this picture! It is very difficult to take a photo of this bird, and even more so with food in her beak. They feed on large woolen caterpillars, which no one else eats except for them and the cuckoos.


The Eurasian nuthatch or wood nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
These dexterous guys are able to hide food even in inaccessible places for other birds, because only they are able to crawl up a tree like this upside down.


The long-tailed tit or long-tailed bushtit (Aegithalos caudatus)
I was lucky to see in the summer what these birds eat, as you can see, small caterpillars. In general, I rarely see these birds in summer.


The European goldfinch or simply the goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Well, this is a typical picture, a goldfinch on a thistle. Their Latin name "carduelis" is translated as thistle. As soon as this plant ripens, these guys immediately occupy the shoots and feast on the seeds.


Siberian chiffchaff (Phylloscopus (collybita) tristis)
I heard this bird in the bushes, and when I approached, she jumped out with a caterpillar in her beak, apparently this was intended for nestlings.


The Eurasian hobby (Falco subbuteo)
And this little falcon feeds on large insects and small birds. But in this situation, he caught a dragonfly for the nestlings.


The great tit (Parus major)
In the spring I was walking through the forest and saw this bird sitting on a branch and behaving strangely. Coming closer, I saw that she was beating the caterpillar from side to side on a branch.


The common chaffinch or simply the chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
This chaffinch female found something on the ground, some kind of oily plant seeds.


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