Hi All, Today while waiting for an appointment, I stopped by Onondaga Lake. I found a flock of about 100 starlings. Almost every one that I saw had a wooly bear caterpillar in its beak and they were slapping the caterpillar back and forth across the blacktop. It was windy and occasionally one would would escape the bird’s grip, curl up, and roll across the pavement only to be retrieved by the bird. I stayed long enough to finally see one be successfully eaten. I was wondering how there could be so many of the caterpillars found all at once this time of year. I would have taken photos, but I didn’t have my camera. It was fascinating to watch and left me with many questions. It certainly didn’t look like an easy meal.
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