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Garden squabbles

04 Aug

The bird feeder in the garden is great, but those birds don’t half eat!  Hubby thinks all the birds in the neighbourhood know there are food supplies in our garden; we are literally feeding not just the street, but the village.  Well, at least all the sparrows and starlings, since they seem to be the most frequent visitors.

Here are a few shots that show feeding time today…..

The sparrows are pretty harmless…

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But the starlings can be really aggressive and are not happy when another one challenges its place at the fat ball feeder. Screeching, pecking and flapping of wings are among the strategies they use to protect their food source.

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But aggressive as they are, they are still really beautiful birds….

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Gradually the starlings allow the sparrows to take part in the feast….

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And they feed peacefully together….

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Until another angry starling breaks the peace…

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