The Battle of the Birds

This afternoon, I plan to be glued to the television set, watching the battle of the birds, as my hometown Falcons take on the Seattle Seahawks.

Well, yesterday afternoon I got a bit of a sneak preview, as a battle of the birds took place in my own backyard. Β It all started innocently enough, when a Carolina Wren landed on the Bark Butter branch, intent on grabbing a bite to eat.


He had only taken a couple of nibbles when a bossy Robin came swooping in to claim the branch as his own.


The Robin didn’t even have a chance to get a bite before a Red-bellied Woodpecker arrived on the scene, clearly proclaiming that he would now be the one partaking of this coveted delicacy.


He perched there acting all snarley-beaked for a second, and then proceeded to help himself to the Bark Butter.

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The Robin didn’t fly far, but merely relocated to the end of the branch, watching and waiting, wearing a rather perturbed expression.

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When the Woodpecker was finished, the Robin quickly resumed his place on the branch…


…and once he had eaten his fill, he assumed the stance of a sentry, warding off all other potential Bark Butter partakers.


Meanwhile, a wise Warbler chose the branch less taken, and gobbled to his heart’s content on the other end of the deck.


I hope my Falcons are as feistyΒ as my backyard birds!


15 thoughts on “The Battle of the Birds

  1. Go Seahawks! πŸŽ‰ Sorry Kathy, I do have to support our local team! Lol! πŸ˜‰ Your bark butter sure is a hit with the birds! πŸ’•πŸ˜ƒ

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