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_MG_9054 Tight Fit

_MG_9054 Tight Fit

Mourning doves are supposed to be ground feeders, but that didn't stop this one. Note that the weight dependent spring mounting for the perch is partially closing the opening to the seed making it more difficult for the bird to reach it.

The squirrels have learned to sit on the deck railing and pull the feeder towards them so they don't have to lean on the spring mounted perch. (Note...the spring is still closing the opening a bit!)

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
1/400s f/2.2 at 135.0mm iso640 full exif

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Judith Barnett20-Oct-2013 15:29
LOL, you say life is tough? I say life would be tough if either one could NOT reach the feeder.
fotabug20-Oct-2013 05:58
Pretty pose
Jim Coffman20-Oct-2013 02:08
Nice sharp beautiful capture,Isabel!