"Manos en la masa" Red-handed, literally, "hands in the dough." And seed on her lips.
I had laid out a little platter of bird seed drizzled with the last of my good shortening, to tempt the juncos in close enough for a photo. They never got a chance.
And the thief escaped, to continue her depredations another day.
(Laurie says he thinks she's pregnant. Could be. If so, she's forgiven; can't deny a mother-to-be her cravings!)