Saturday, May 31, 2014

Bird Fight


This downy woodpecker became rather riled when the brown thrasher tried to run him away from the suet.  The brown thrasher, much bigger, seemed annoyed that the woodpecker tried to defend his territory.  The thrasher won, eventually driving the woodpecker away, but not before a glorious show of feathers.

Both are regular visitors to the bird feeders, but this is the first time I have seen a confrontation.

Sorry about the poor quality of the image, but it was taken through a window, and the birds were moving fast!