A Yellow billed Cuckoo in Staten Island NY, eating a tent catapellar

Posted by William Donnelly on Tue, 05/14/19 15:19
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Tue, 05/14/19 16:10

I like the manner in which Cuckoo (and tent caterpillar) fill the image... I could easily see this image framed and hanging on a wall..., the detailing to be found on the form of the Cuckoo and the sense of texturing that comes through in the picture.

Wondering what the light diagonal lines are in the upper right hand corner... I had the sense they are hair from the caterpillar with the Cuckoo likely shaking the insect as it gets ready to eat it.

Comments by William Donnelly on Tue, 05/14/19 21:24

the white lines are the squirt from the caterpillar :)

Comments by S Roter on Tue, 05/14/19 23:07

Nicely detailed, even the squirt.

Comments by Bruce Hunter on Sun, 05/19/19 03:26