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Who would think this sweet-faced mourning dove deserves to be called a "mean girl"?! For sure, I didn't know until recently. They have been visiting the yard for a while--since I started scattering feed for the ground foragers. A lot visited, but they were very calm and non-aggressive.
Then last week, in preparations for the ice, snow and bitter temps we're experiencing right now, I set up this platform feeder and supplied it with some bird delites like peanuts and nutty suet. Wow! what a bunch of bullies--especially when a half dozen tried to crowd on the feeder at one time. Lots of pecking and wing flapping going on. So far, they've managed to intimidate a lot of the birds--and squirrels. That is except for the tufted titmouse and blue jay. Both of them can stand up to the mean girls! In the meantime, I'm cancelling the post titled "Peace Conference" that was planning. . .
Linking to: Wild Bird Wednesday .