I really, really, really wanted to get a picture of the robin for the Winter Scavenger Hunt.
I have a bid bath in the garden which is a great thing to bring the birds in but they don’t tend to take a long leisurely bath, more of a quick dive in, splash it all around a bit kind of bath.
I was lucky last week to be right there at the window and with my camera in my hand!
This week I went to the shops and bought some mealworms to put on the bird table with the ordinary bird seed. I think my seed is the value kind or the basics or even the blue & white stripes one because the robin is not visiting the table. The mealworms did the trick beautifully. Robin must have exceptionally good eyesight to pick them out on the table or on the ground.
So, I am a happy bunny today, The Winter Scavenger Hunt Item one done and a contribution to Helenas wonderful new meme Snap!
He has spotted the mealworms
He is on a lower branch, I watched him look around at the ground
He has spotted something that I, with my non robin eye can’t see
Hooray! he has the mealworm in his beak!
The next picture sees the mealworm slipping down his throat but I thought that was a bit too graphic for a Wednesday morning.
Mealworms! worth every penny.