Birds in New Jersey 2014
November 2014 - backyard visitors
10 November 2014. A mourning dove looks on as a male downy woodpecker goes for the suet.
This male house finch (the red-headed bird) picked the wrong lady to mess with: a female purple finch.
"You think you can share this feeder?"
"Yes, I do."
"Buzz off!" "TWO can eat at this feeder at once, you knuckle-brain!"
"Forget it, lady. I'm a territorial male house finch. Now amscray."
"Finally. Now I can eat in peace. I'm the King of the Sunflower Feeder."
(All of these frequent altercations over pecking order happen in miniature; these birds each weigh 21g, about 3/4 of an ounce.)
Another bunch of migrating visitors: Forty or so grackles suddenly arrived.
Robin having some water.
Grackles having some water.
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