Wednesday Wings: The Pecking Order

There is a clear order of preference at my bird feeder. These pictures were taken in a two hour period during the storm on Saturday, in this order. Squirrels get first pick, followed by the black-billed magpie, blue jay, mourning doves, red-shafted flicker, house finches, red-breasted nuthatch and a busy little dark-eyed junco feeding down below, out of the crowd.

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8 Responses to Wednesday Wings: The Pecking Order

  1. Pat says:

    Thanks for the kind comment on my pics. My magpies usually have their own feeder – big metal pan full of magpie munchies – but this guy probably wanted to see what the squirrel was eating!

  2. Pat says:

    Thanks Kim – at least our snow has stopped. How dry is it where you are now?:)

  3. Wow! First of all, you sure get a fantastic variety of birds visiting your feeders. Secondly, what’s the white stuff? hehe. Great photos!

  4. Andrew Baksh says:

    I wonder if there is any chance of a riot if the pecking order is disrupted :)

  5. Mike says:

    Gorgeous pics. There’s something to be said for winter light, even in early April! And what a thrill to see a magpie at a feeder.

  6. My feeders are ALWAYS busier during snow and rain … it’s funny too that I always go shopping when I know a storm is coming. Interesting pecking order sequence, enjoyed this post.

  7. Fantastic! I love the way they’re all facing the same direction at the feeder!

  8. Dawn Fine says:

    Nice visitors..but enough of that white stuff already!