Monday, March 30, 2009

The Bully


There was a big time bully at the bird feeder this weekend and he did not play well with others. I wanted to go thump him oh his little head and tell him to be nice!

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16 comments:

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Guys ! Hope you have been well and in good spirits : )
There is always ONE of these bully birds around isn't there ? .. we have three finch feeders (a new type too in a sock sort of contraption .. quite in genius actually) so squabbles have been kept down to a minimum .. so far ?
Great action pictures btw !!

Heather said...

Wow- you captured them in the bully stance for sure. I guess birds can still be a lot like people when they feel like it. Maybe their housing market crashed and he's having a bad day:D
-Heather

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Maybe mom pushed him out of the nest too early? (You know, everything is the parents' fault, lol!)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What outstanding pictures. I have never seena siskin act like this before. This one is definitely full of those spring hormones. Protecting his territory. Some girl siskin will think him a fine catch.

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a meany. Those are wonderful photos. You really caught the action.
Marnie

Phillip said...

There always seems to be one around. Did you take these with your new camera?

Jamie and Randy said...

Joy,
We are doing just fine, thank you. We have five feeders, but that one seems to be the popular one for some reason.

Heather,
Welcome to Our Eden! He may have been the one trying to build a nest in my blue bird houses.If that's the case he could very well be having a housing crash. LOL

Monica,
What ever the case, he was in a "fowl" mood. Ha! Ha!

Lisa,
Some girls to go for the bad boys, don't they. :-)

Marney,
Where have my pretty yellow males gone? They were changing colors now I don't see them anymore. These aren't them are they?

Phillip,
These were taken with the old camera. My new one should be here tomorrow or the next day. I'm getting excited, but it has a lot to live up too where my old camera is concerned.

Zach said...

Wow! Those are some great pictures you captured!

Dirt Princess said...

There is one in every bunch! Great timing capturing these shots! I would just be happy to see a bird in my yard!

Darla said...

I know what you mean! You took some wonderful photos too.

sweet bay said...

Good Lord but those are dramatic shots. LOL I agree with Lisa, I think he's got a bit of testosterone.

Chandramouli S said...

It's funny to watch them do that sometimes. Last week, I saw a parrot bullying a crow! Now, isn't that so weird? But here parrots rule! Birds usually do that to establish dominance whenever a new member comes into their territory. Of course, not all are territorial, like for example finches.

Wayne said...

Every year we get a humingbird, and it's always chasing any others out of the yard.

Jamie and Randy said...

Zach,
Thank you very much! Every now and then I get lucky. :-)

Dirt Princess,
We are loaded up with birds right now and I’m really enjoying having them around.

Darla,
Do you think it would help if I had a talk with him?

Sweet Bay,
I think he suffers from anger management issues!

Mouli,
Finches could be territorial. I’m sure there has to be some dominant males out there.

Wayne,
Hummingbirds are the worst when it comes to fighting, with their squeaky little chirps!

Jean said...

What great pictures! I've seen the same thing happening with the siskins at my feeder. This is our first year for so many siskins (I was told some kind of crop failure in Canada forced them down south much earlier than usual). They are insatiable and quite the bullies!

Gail said...

Fantastic capture on the photos...You would think that with 5 feeders there would be room to go around! I guess birds can be pretty aggressive during mating season!

gail