Chomping on poison by Alinka

Featured in: The Birds

These spindle berries look very attractive, but they are poisonous. If people eat these berries, it can result in liver and kidney damage or even death, but birds can eat them just fine.

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos), common spindle (Euonymus europaeus)

Humber Bay Park East Toronto, Ontario, Canada,

Camera Canon EOS 7D
Lens EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/1250, hand-held, Raw


Comments

  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithover 3 years ago

    Great Capture! Thanks for the added info..I never knew that..I see these berries around and never knew they were poisonous!

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 3 years ago

    fabulous capture Alinka ! love it

  • JanT
    JanTover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture! (fav) So glad you’re here, Alinka!

  • Thanks for the favs also! :)

    – Alinka

  • JanT
    JanTover 3 years ago

    There’s an active group you might like called 300+ Go Long! (if you’ve not found it already). I joined just to see and admire the nature shots.

  • Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments, Jan!

    – Alinka

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    November 7, 2011

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Teresa!

    – Alinka

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    A beautiful capture!!

  • Thank you so much, Lorilee!

    – Alinka

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot, fabulous timing!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Alinka

  • Rashid Latiff
    Rashid Latiffover 3 years ago

    Lovely timing Alinka !

  • Thank you, Rashid!

    – Alinka

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Alinka

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – Alinka

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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