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Feeding

By danbrann  
I found this little thrush on Saturday in the garden and tried to look after it but it couldn't eat or fly. It's mother eventually found it and proceeded to remove a big snail from it's shell by banging it on the ground.. It tried to feed the young one with the snail but it was too big for the little ones mouth. It tore it to smaller pieces and eventually fed its young one. All lived happily ever after....I think.

Tags: Young Thrush Wildlife and nature Snail feeding

Voters: RobertTurley, andylea, bobpaige1 and 36 more

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Comments


andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2014 8:16AM
brilliant colour and tones danny wonderful detail and comp a belter nice one Wink
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16 Jun 2014 8:21AM
Excellent Danny, great timing,
Fred.
NDODS Plus
5 4.8k 125 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2014 8:29AM
A wonderful happy ending and a superbly captured image with fantastic colour and pin sharp detail throughout.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
16 Jun 2014 8:29AM
wow!!
incredible
16 Jun 2014 10:30AM
I didn't see the gaping maw at first, great caption showing that Mother's love crosses the species.
We are not alone involving and nurturing our young.

Dougie
16 Jun 2014 10:44AM
Beautiful,Danbrann
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2014 11:07AM
Mother to the rescue Dan, a lovely capture of feeding time.
Peter.
mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
16 Jun 2014 12:57PM
I do like a story with a happy ending Danny.
With my luck the poor little one would have choked
to death if I tried to stuff it full with the snail.
Mind you,I suppose it was not a happy ending for the snail ?
A very depressing shot indeed !!
Mick.
16 Jun 2014 1:19PM
What a good mom. And a great shot of her.
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2014 1:49PM
I have a lump in my throat now........hope its not that bloomin snailTongue
What a lovely story DannySmile
Diane
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
16 Jun 2014 1:59PM
What a wonderful capture, Danny, I do hope mother and baby are both doing well now. Carol
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
16 Jun 2014 3:16PM
Aw Dan. My hero! Smile
A brilliant capture, Danny, excellent timing!!
Effrossini
netta1234 Plus
3 291 2 Wales
16 Jun 2014 8:51PM
Oh Waaw!!!This is brilliant with lovely colours and a very happy ending to the storySmile
NettaSmile
16 Jun 2014 9:15PM
Superb shot Danny. Really hope it's a happy ending. I must admit I didn't notice the little one at first until I read your description. Cathy
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2014 10:07PM
must have been a special moment for you Danny
and how lovely to get such a rewarding image
Lillian
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
17 Jun 2014 2:12PM
Great picture and tale
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 8:08PM
Superb image and lovely story.

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