Here is an ancient edition of The Feeder Feed live from the Metropolitan Museum in NYC.
Behold a mid 3rd century mosaic from N. Africa. The Nile imagery suggests Egypt, but such exotic images were not uncommon elsewhere.
In this part you can see a crane about to feed on the eye of the Pygmy he is attacking.
A different version of The Feeder Feed.
Somewhat later… a great deal later… we have this sardonic owl.
He has reason to be sardonic, since he is on a Renaissance Hungarian jousting targe.
He says: “Though I am hated by all birds, I nevertheless rather enjoy that.”
I dedicate this in particular to a certain Manhattan cleric who – so I am told – has been dismissive of these ornithological posts.