Sunday, February 12, 2012

Feeding Behavior - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The Good - When you can get along with others, everyone eats

The Bad - The standoff and no one eats (amazingly the Downy won this round)

The Ugly - The bully and only he eats (or she)

2 comments:

Kath said...

That last bird looks very much like the English Jackdaw.
The bully boys we have in our garden however, are huge numbers of starlings, who roost at a nearby nature reserve. I swear they spend more time shrieking, squabbling and chasing smaller birds away, than they do feeding.

Paula said...

We too have a large number of European Starlings that act the same way. The bird on the feeder that looks like your English Jackdaw is a Common Grackle and they are indeed bully birds. Not fond of when they come to visit. Looks like from your posts that you too are having a bit of winter weather. Stay warm. Spring will soon arrive.