Food Fight

Since the extreme cold moved in my feeders are overflowing with birds. It is standing room only and tempers are beginning to flair. Case in point is this three shot fight sequence, over a sunflower seed, between a House Finch and a Purple Finch. I don’t usually take photos of birds on the feeder but I had sensed they would squabble.As always you can click any photo to see it larger

Here are a couple of them perched in the tree

Purple Finch

House Finch

The two finches look almost alike but the purple has more of the rosy red all over its body

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4 Responses to “Food Fight”

  1. Hey Rick we have both here also and they seem to get along most of the time. Nice captures again.

    Mike

  2. Nice pics, but they leave me wanting more.

    I know it’s a bit late to do it this year, and I don’t know if you have done it already, but I have a request.

    How about a series based upon our tiniest little feathered buddies, the hummingbirds? The aerial ballets are magnificent, the fights are worthy of gladiators, the trickery amazing, the harems are impressive, the possibilities are endless.

    The little rascals have many human traits, yet without evil intent…

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