Monday, August 3, 2009

(Not So) Great Kiskadee

Monday, August 3, 2009

This series of images of a great kiskadee (coughing up a ball of what I assume are insect exoskeleton bits), was taken from the verandah of Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad. In the last image, the bird looks almost relieved, and perhaps a bit embarrassed that the whole episode was captured on camera.

There are days (like today) when I'd like to be able to cough up a huge ball of stuff, if it would make everything better. On second thought, maybe there are better ways to make oneself feel better. Like playing a softball double-header. Think I'll try that instead...


On August 3, 2009 at 6:54 PM Susan Gets Native said...

A Kiskadee PELLET!

Word verification: sniti.
"The kiskadee, after realizing his loogy-coughing was caught on film, got very very sniti."

On August 3, 2009 at 7:00 PM Carole said...

What a great series of photos! Glad you enjoyed your trip. Can't wait to see the rest of the photos!

On August 3, 2009 at 7:50 PM Beth in NYC said...

As Carole said, that's a wonderful series of photos. Great luck at timing on this capture! He must have felt quite the sense of relief once it was all over.

On August 3, 2009 at 9:49 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

Way to go, BOTB! A Robitussin toast to you.