Philadelphia Vireo

Posted by paul fletcher on Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:53 pm

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This is another photo of the Philadelphia Vireo, that I posted last week- here, he ( or she ), was feeding on berries, which Vireos
consume, as part of their diet, on the way during fall migration, to 
the tropics. ( Insects are the primary food for Vireos ).

Anyway, a short time later the Vireo decided that the berry was
too large, and dropped it, and flew off. 

Province of Ontario, Canada image - Sept. 2021.
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by SantaFeJoe on Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:44 pm
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Before I read the text, I thought that the berry was way too large for a small bird to swallow, but I’ve seen Great Blue Herons swallow some very large carp to my amazement . A very unique capture.

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by david fletcher on Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:29 am
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Excellent sighting Paul. That's quite some sized berry.
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by peter makuch on Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:09 pm
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a real nice close-up of this vireo with the added fruit it's a all around bonus, well done PAUL.

by Cindy Marple on Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:43 pm
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Ha, I was wondering how it would get such a big berry down- but I am a bit surprised it didn't, birds manage to swallow food much larger than you'd think they could all the time. Anyway- really nice image, well done.

by Carol Clarke on Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:43 pm
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I'm glad it dropped it, Paul! I was just thinking it was going to choke if it tried to swallow that whole!

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by Karl Egressy on Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:44 pm
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Excellent shot, great moment captured, Paul. Love the head on perspective with the berry in the beak.

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