I chanced upon this adult bird feeding an immature with grass seeds at the
vacant lot beside our house in Paranaque (Metro Manila) recently. Light was flat due
to the overcast skies, but the noise made by the immature as it begged its
parent for food was enough provocation for me to take out my birding gear from
I shot a couple of long bursts of RAW (thanks to the 7D's new firmware for the deeper buffer), and one of the shots caught the parent just as it passed a small grass seed to the open beak of the impatient youngster.
Munia (Lonchura punctulata, adult and immature)
Habitat: Ricefields, grasslands, gardens and scrub.
Shooting info - Paranaque City, Philippines, September 30, 2012, 7D + 500 f4 L IS + 1.4x TC II, 700 mm, f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/640 sec, manual exposure in available light, hand held.