Learning Curve

This young Black-headed Grosbeak knew that birds were getting food out of this feeder, but hadn’t quite figured out how the system worked. I loved the stretch it made to pick a scrap up off the bottom.

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Anything. I cloned one intruding stick end above the head.

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7DII, Sigma 150-600 C @ 260 mm, gimbal head mounted to blind window, f/8, 1/320, iso 2000, manual exposure. Processed in LR & PS CC. Noise reduction with Neat Image. Cropped from a horizontal original. Full height. Taken July 11th at 7:44 am under overcast skies.

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Very nice capture of this unorthodox way of retrieving dinner from the feeder, Dennis. He was certainly creative.

Once it is an adult, it probably won’t do that anymore, but who knows. Nice behavior.