Extra! Extra!

Extra, Extra

This was written for the Weekly Photo Challenge: A beautiful photo is one thing, but a photo with an unexpected detail has personality and pop. This week, share a photo that has a little something extra.

My lens at the ready to snap the feathered friends that visit my backyard feeders, I am usually fortunate and content to catch a few colorful songbirds, vying for position as they scrap for seeds and a prime spot in the birdbath. On this day, though tempted to pass by the commonplace robins that are regulars on my lawn, I snapped this fortunate forager; and as a bonus, his ‘meal’ (Extra! Extra! Indeed)!

I don’t know what he plucked from between the blades of grass, but I suspect it was a tasty morsel, a wonderful find for this under-appreciated American Robin. Perhaps it was a fattened, juicy, green caterpillar, an unfortunate victim of nature’s never-ending skirmishes to achieve balance.

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