Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Punching Above His Weight

I saw a male cardinal feeding at the fly-through feeder.  A blue jay showed up ... and the cardinal attacked, driving away the blue jay.

Birds at a feeder have typical behavior that creates a pecking order.  But it doesn't always go that way.  Sometimes an individual is just more pugnacious than usual.  It seems less common to find a quieter individual of a pugnacious species.  Probably those don't survive aggressive siblings well, whereas an aggressive member of a quieter species would have an advantage.
Tags: birdfeeding, illinois, nature, personal, wildlife
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