Yummy Worms

April 26, 2016

At this time of year, the GNG is full of native insects and birds really take advantage of them.  Nesting season for many species coincide with this bounty, assuring plenty of food for their young.  In addition to those insects, mealworms are offered as a healthy, tasty treat.  Below, a Song Sparrow has just fished-out a mealworm that was in a dish of bran.  With so many mouths to feed, we can only assume that parent birds appreciate the handout!

Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
Song Sparrow – Melospiza melodia

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