Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mush Mouth


Recently, a small flock of finches appeared in the backyard and spent two days munching on the berries in one of the trees. To say they were messy eaters would be accurate. After a couple of days, the finches disappeared as quickly as they arrived. 







54 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Great detail once again, but oh what messy eaters they are.

Terri Buster said...

Reminds me of my youngest grand- it's all about the pure joy of eating!

Andy said...

This was a fun posting for me. I've never seen birds get so mess eating. I think the were having a party.

Tezzie said...

I've no idea how you manage to capture such unusual images from nature! I love coming here to see your work...always a treat for the eyes :)

Elizabeth Edwards said...

so cute. great views. (:

Andee said...

I hope they left a tip.

Sharon M said...

Always the best photos. Do you sit for hours and wait for shots like these, or are you really, really lucky?

Tanya said...

omg, these are awesome! look how messy they are! "have you been eating berries again?" "uh...no?" :D

✿ chica said...

Tão lindas que parecem pinturas! ADOREI! beijos,chica

eileeninmd said...

They are cute messy eaters. Wonderful photos, Brian!

Linda said...

What a mess! The detail is magnificent! Great job, once again!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh my goodness! I just want to take a napkin and clean off their faces. We see finches every day and I've never seen this kind of mess, but we don't have berries yet. Brilliant details in these captures.

TexWisGirl said...

oh my word! reminded me of those pie-eating contests with hands tied behind your back. well, guess these guys don't have hands, either. :)

Jan n Jer said...

This little tweeter is messy, but looks like it is enjoying the meal!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Oh, I love these! Made me laugh. Such clear and detailed pictures of those messy eaters. Wonderful captures!

Debbie said...

haha, they sure do make a mess!!these are amazing, gorgeous close ups offer such beautiful feather detail and color!!

Carletta said...

Can we say, pass the napkins. :)
Excellent clarity in these closeups of these berry hungry birds!

John said...

Looks like they are enjoying those berries Brian! Excellent shots!
J
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Findlay Wilde said...

What sort of Finches are they? From Findlay

Andrea said...

Brian, your pictures are always good for a laugh ... something we all need to do now and then. I think Mama Finch forgot to teach table manners. My finch are busy eating the sunflower seeds and the mess they make is not on thier little faces, but on my, what was once, clean deck. Oh well, we can't be picky ... they are lovely little birds and I am greatful thay they come to see us. Smiles ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Gary said...

Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

Great photos, - the bird really like the food!

Marc Heath said...

What a mess.They have obviously not been taught well.

Anni said...

...I see you've been following my husband again!!! Captured his likeness well. [kidding]

What marvelous photos Brian. Quite a berry muncher indeed!!!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

"Now which one of you guys has been at the berries?"
"Not me!"
"Nor me!"
"or me!":)

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Now that's a messy eater. You even captured the food stains on the feathers. enJOYed!

Lindsjö taxar said...

What nice pictures of the birds who seems to have great apetite.
Great job!

mick said...

A great series of photos. Those birds do look like messy eaters!

Adam Jones said...

Lovely shots of the messy blighters.

EG CameraGirl said...

Great shots, Brian.

We had finches in our yard a few months ago when the mulberries were ripe and I can attest to them being messy eaters. :)

MTWaggin said...

The birds are definitely in "piggy" mode right now and I love these shots!

Tammy said...

Wow, that is one messy eater (similar to my toddler, haha)! Love these great close ups; it's interesting to see how they eat those berries!

Deb said...

looks like berry monster....great photos Brian...you are so talented...

Stewart M said...

No table manners at all - and as Tammy said "just like my kids!" (But they are getting better!)

Thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - AUstralia

Gillian Olson said...

Great pictures, they are messy eaters, but seem to be really enjoying themselves.

bailey-road.com said...

Fantastic captures of these messy eaters!

Pamela Gordon said...

Makes you want to go out and wipe their little beaks off doesn't it? Nice captures.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Brian... where are their manners lol.

NewMexiKen said...

Great images, Brian! They must taste good!

Mary said...

Oh...that is so cute, to see the splash of red from the berries on his little chest. Hahahahha...so cute. Come see my Yellowstone pictures, you may like them..my daughter took the pictures.

Hilke Breder said...

We need to come up with a napkin for birds :-) Great shots, Brian!

Tricia Hays said...

That's LoL funny! Messy, to say the least! WoW! =)

Genie said...

They may be messy, but they surely are pretty. Love the red berries and the red breasts. Such amazing colors. genie

Jean said...

Great action shots of the female House Finches. They can be hogs.:)

Amy Burzese said...

Hilarious. (Do I put this on a lot of your posts? lol)

Faye said...

Use your napkins! Even feathers stained with berry juice? Life is good in the fall. Can't wait to see what you have to share with us from the "wild kingdom", Brian.

Nancy Claeys said...

Fun photos of those little piggies.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, Brian.

Liz said...

Brian, these shots are superb!! They really are messy eaters!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Brian! Where have you been? Your blogging buddies are wondering...

Tanya said...

where have you been hiding out? hope all is well!

Tricia Hays said...

Brian, you haven't posted in a while... I do hope everything is ok & you're just taking a blogging break! Be careful & God bless =)

Daniel LaFrance said...


Great captures! I've not seen this side of them before.

Kerri said...

What messy eaters :) These are FANTASTIC!!

barbara l. hale said...

Where have I been? I've missed your blog for the last week and your fabulous bird pics. This little guy could use a napkin, I think.