Mama Shakespeare’s Guacamole?
Female Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis.
Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George [larger].
The photographer writes;
Mama Shakespeare interrupted her meal to pay me a visit in, where else, Central Park’s Shakespeare Garden. Look at her closely. No, that isn’t guacamole squirting out of her beak. It is of insect origin but I do not know precisely what creature it formerly was. I do know that I have seen this same light shade of green protruding from Northern Cardinal beaks in the past. It’s a nice color isn’t it?
If you have adolescents in close proximity I think they will especially like this image. It has a generous amount of “Ewwwww!” factor that they so enjoy.