Monday, 17 November 2008

What Is That Noise?

I was quietly having breakfast yesterday when I heard a banging outside. On looking up I realised that there was a thrush breaking open a snail for his breakfast. Yum. Snail or muesli and yoghurt? I've seen many snail shells on the path flagstones but this is the first opportunity I've had to photograph the act. It also explains the knocking which I have so often on the roof which can be really jump-inducing.

1 comment:

  1. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

    It turned out to be a thrush killing snails...