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Old Jul 23, 2005, 9:34 PM   #1
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Their natural pray was left by the receding tide. And while apparently already injured, these two House Sparows quickly finished it off.

These Sparows mate for life and so there was little quarraling over dividing the body of this poor "sea" roll, probably the beloved pet of some sailor.

One has to pause and ask; "was there butter?"


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Old Jul 24, 2005, 2:47 AM   #2
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Uggg, that's disgusting! Isn't it amazing how they can look so cute but actually be such animals! I think she was asking, " Where's the beef?" :lol:

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Old Jul 24, 2005, 11:15 AM   #3
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Yes, I hesitated before posting....

These Sparrows, are actually wild birds and don't live in the City, but out on the beach. They probably get crumbs here and there, but I suspect that this sea roll had butter and the butter puzzled them a bit...

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Old Jul 24, 2005, 12:51 PM   #4
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Very funny Dave! That roll didn't have a chance. Those Sparrowscan be quite aggressiveto baked goods and have been known to snatch fries and evisceratethem in front of unwary fast food patrons.:shock:

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Old Jul 24, 2005, 1:40 PM   #5
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Wheh I first got there, two hours before these pictures were taken, the Sea Roll, was trying to escape. But as you point out, these birds can be brutal...:lol:

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Old Jul 25, 2005, 7:35 PM   #6
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Very entertaining. Good action shots.
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Interesting stuff, I think that my Cowbird Sparrow could have used that morsel for it's kin. Isn't nature amazing. Thanks for sharing this one dave.
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Old Jul 26, 2005, 11:25 AM   #8
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Thanks Norm!

As I said, these are NOT your city street Sparrows. They live out on the beach, scouring it for different kinds of edible debris, bugs, and seeds. I rarely see "sea rolls," or many of their close relatives out on the beach. I've never seen, the famed "sand toast," or "beach twinky" out there. It's 3/4 of a mile from the parking lot, and a mile from the nearest real street. They build nests out there in the scrub tree's...

But when an opportunity for a quick kill arrives, they're on the money!

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