I love seeing birds in the wild doing what birds should be doing – flying free and catching their own food – even if they do feast on my fruit trees!
I have captured seabirds catching crabs both at home and on our travels.
Once I fed a big seagull my ice-cream – or rather it stole it by dive-bombing from behind me and knocking the ice-cream from the ice-cream cone. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry but the amused onlookers thought it was hilarious. Needless to say, I didn’t get that photo – just a big fright! Does that count as feeding the birds?
I was so excited to see a hummingbird for the first time when in Oklahoma a few years back. The feeder attracted this one long enough for me to capture this image
Taking time out to feed the sparrows in Paris
My own bird feeder
I love walking along a local pathway alongside the beach to find the baby shags being fed .
So although watching the wild birds in their natural habitat is my preference, I have a friend who cares for rescue birds like this cockatoo. Sam the cockatoo likes to choose her own cookie. I’m not sure if it is the pink colour she was attracted to or the little seed-like sugar bits. She is quite a character and whilst she no longer flies, she can climb freely and loves being fed in this tree. She has been known to climb too high sometimes so her caregiver pretends to drive away and down she scrambles.