Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bird drama, part 2

Since my "Bad birdy manners" post was such a hit, I imagine you will enjoy these photos of a similar situation from last January.

Peaceful feeding among friends: American Goldfinch, Purple Finch, Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch...

More peacefulness, this time just the finches...

Trouble comes on the scene - this Tree Sparrow is not fond of sharing the feeder with others.

"Scram, you!"

This poor female Northern Cardinal takes an earful from the sparrow as the goldfinch looks on. Doesn't the cardinal look kind of dazed?

Sparrow gives the stink eye to Chickadee-dee-dee.

"No landing here!"

Finally the Mourning Dove comes in to police the scene. Somebody needs to put that bird in its place!


Phyllis said...

Well, I'm glad somebody finally put that little pipsqueek in her place!

Very cute! :)

Oh and how funny - my veri word is "militing"!

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh.....hysterical!!!

Gabrielle said...

Great series, Heather! I never knew tree sparrows were so brazen.

Richard King said...

Great stuff! He was an angry boy.

kaholly said...

Better than tv!

Anonymous said...

These photos are sooo fun :) Sparrows are just like this: fast, loud and always get the biggest piece of food. I like them very much.

Ginnymo said...

Love all these photos Heather!! So funny.

Erica Houskeeper said...

These are wonderful images. The photo of the Northern Cardinal getting an earful from the sparrow is priceless. That little sparrow is comical.

Heather said...

Phyllis - Guess the size of the dove really was intimidating to the sparrow!

Kelly - Yup!

Gabrielle - I think the fight for food will make any birdy get a little bit cranky.

Richard - Angry indeed!

Karen - That's for sure!

Aluajala - I see that you like your birds spunky!

Ginny - I knew you'd get a kick out of these. I wonder what your Ricky would do if he were confronted by such a feisty sparrow?

Erica - Yes, that one of the Cardinal just staring off into space while getting "yelled at" is one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

Wow, they do get a little testy, don't they?
Good photography, though.

Carol Mattingly said...

Totally love these bird shots Heather. Keep shooting them. Carol

Heather said...

Sandy - Yes, they do. I always wonder what happens to set them off like this.

Carol - Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed them!