Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Slug killer and dandelion muncher

Song Thrush: the slug destroyer

Goldfinch: the dandelion exterminator

Who needs pesticides or herbicides when you've got birds who'll do the job for you? Goldfinches are getting through the dandelions at a rate of knots at the moment, while a pair of Song Thrushes are rearing a brood of chicks on worms and tiny slugs from our garden (they're nesting next door, though).

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM + kitchen window