The sun was so warm yesterday afternoon, that I could sit on the porch and watch the birds at the feeder. They flit between the feeder and the pine tree and Hickory.
What I didn't realize, is that I'd learn about bird habits and how they interacted. Generally I glance out the window and admire the birds I do know. It is fun to watch them come in, eat and leave.
So I watched. This guy is a bully as well as the Flicker.
He/she chases all the other birds away. Bully!
The Juncos seem to be more sociable. They even let other birds sit on branches near them.
There are certain times that everyone seems to want to feed at the same time.
The cardinals are morning and late afternoon feeders. I generally see the lady cardinals before the sun shines into our hollow in the morning.
The male cardinals make their appearance and always stand out. He didn't really go to the feeder but seemed content to watch all of the other birds.
The Nuthatch would hit the feeder and immediately go to the pine tree where it would run up and down the bark.
The Tufted Titmouse is fun to watch also. He/she takes the seeds from the feeder to the tree and it appears that she tries to break it open on a branch?
She/he was really quite entertaining. My step daughter told me that she puts out peanuts for her Titmice.