No matter where you stand in the food chain, in the summer woods, everywhere you turn is a ready picnic, nature’s smorgasbord. Just look at all these flies:
Yummy appetizers for the Yellow Warbler:
Or this succulent fruit. I’m sure the bee knows he’s an item on the smorgasbord too.
But for the moment, indulge:
Not so lucky for this dragonfly, securely locked in the beaks of a Song Sparrow:
Robins are clean eaters, they swallow berries whole:
But not the Goldfinch:
Eat to your heart’s content, no need for etiquette here:
This baby Oriole in its high chair waiting for lunch. Be patient, junior, mommy’s coming:
Take it easy, my Deer friend. I wouldn’t want to do the Heimlich Maneuver on you:
What’s your summer smorgasbord like?