Eating fallen bird food. A regular garden visitor.
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Is it eating the seeds or have you put mealworms out for the birds?
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The bird food is a seed mix.
I only asked because I have a book from the 1950s which says they are carnivorous, mainly insects' even the bible - Mammals of the British Isles 4th Ed - says they eat almost exclusively insects but will take eggs and fledgling birds. I wonder if it is really eating the seeds and not invertebrates feeding on the seeds. However, saying that I suspect they may be more omnivorous than we give them credit for - after all there is the old myth about them carrying off fruit on their prickles and getting drunk on fermented apples.
Strange they should choose to eat seeds when there are so many ground invertebrates at the moment.
Maybe a vegetarian hog:-)
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