|Hungry, this Black-capped Chickadee has grabbed a seed that is a little more than a mouthful. See how it has the seed pinched between its two feet?|
|By pecking and crushing the seed against the branch it is able to break off bite-sized pieces. Look at that cute little pink tongue! My eyes weren't fast enough to see that through binoculars.|
|Ever wary of predators, the Chickadee stops eating often to have a quick look around before taking another bite.|
|"Pardon me sir, you seem to have a bit of food on your lip," says I.|
"I'm a bird you fool. I haven't any plump fleshy lips like you land-bound bipeds."
|"Do you like sea food? Get it? SEE food!", he puerilely jokes as he munches on the remaining masticated portion of the seed.|