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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