[cayugabirds-l] pecking order

2010-02-08 Thread Barrs
Daily, downy, hairy, and red bellied woodpeckers feast on our suet. A pileated pair are rare visitors. The pileated woodpeckers definitely dominate the feeder. When one approaches for landing, all else flies. The hairy woodpeckers rule on a daily basis, aggressively forcing red

Re: [cayugabirds-l] pecking order

2010-02-08 Thread Tom Vawter
This winter, unlike previous ones, we've been besieged by jays. I've counted, what I think is probably an extended family of 7 or so all fighting for control of the one platform feeder and/or the two cylinders in which I offer sunflower seeds. The jays seem to be top dogs, and it irks me,