Monday, June 3, 2013

Pecking Order



Hungry goldfinches around here bide their time

while greedy squirrels monopolize the bird feeder.




One intrepid bird got tired of waiting...



and flew in the face of Red's wrath.



























Apparently, the black oil sunflower seeds are worth the wait,

because he was soon back

waiting on another squirrel.




When you're low on the pecking order,

it pays to be patient.






Linking with Camera Critters
and Wild Bird Wednesday




27 comments:

Jennifer Richardson said...

how adorable!
such wonderful shots....i'm glad
the photographer is patient, too:)
thanks for sharing the sweetness,
Jennifer

Deanna said...

Love...fantastic captures!!

Pam ;) said...

Cute as cute can be.
love those happy yellow feathers.. patience is virtue-
or so they say ~:)

Sandra said...

Great pictures! Love the story!

S. Etole said...

That's unusual isn't it? The squirrels usually win.

Stewart M said...

Thats a really great set of pictures - the one with the gold finch half buried in squirrel is priceless!

This would make a good World Bird Wednesday post - the post will pop up on my blog in about 5 hours!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Ohhh!!!..the first image is lovely .. What a great moment you captured. Congrats and regards.

Cindy said...

Love these photos. That's one chubby looking squirrel in the third photo. So cute! :)

Gary said...

Fun series, Connie!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh how I love these image shares...pecking order indeed!! Those rascally squirrels. Glad to know there was some leftovers.

Mama Zen said...

Fabulous series of shots!

Brian King said...

haha! These are awesome! I have to give the little guy credit for determination!

HansHB said...

Nice photos, what a meeting!

Andrew Fulton said...

Fantastic images... you have had me laughing out loud.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, these are awesome! The second one looks like the squirrel could eat the Goldfinch! Adorable shots!

mick said...

A great series - so cute!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

So cute!

Karen said...

Adorable!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful shots!

bailey-road.com said...

Fantastic captures. I've never seen a squirrel and bird sharing like this.

Dave said...

Just wonderful, perfect for WBW.... pictures are louder than words in this instance

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh my gosh, what amazing shots! The clarity is perfect and you really captured a great moment. Love these photos!

PS - Mr. Toad hasn't moved in just yet, but I'm hoping he will take up residence in his new house soon :)

Jennifer said...

Love these!! I just posted shots yesterday of one of our squirrels in one of our feeders. Crazy squirrels! Love the beautiful goldfinch, too. We aren't too terribly far away...I'm in the River Valley in AR, near the AR Ozarks.

~~~jennifer~~~ said...

Love these pics! Thanks for sharing.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh my, these are absolutely sensational, just wonderful, Love them~

Jody Worsham said...

I think you need moresquirrels. Want me to ship you about a hundred? Jody, The Medicare Mom

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, Connie, the first photograph here is so precious! Beautifully captured.