Monday, May 23, 2011

Pecking Order

You've probably seen a bird fly in and "bump" another bird off it's perch.  All birds seem to do it.  Top "dog" gets the perch.  In this photo of a mated pair from yesterday morning, the bird on the perch would have none of it and refused to budge.  Her mate eventually flew off across the river to sit in another favorite spot.

I don't know who erects the bamboo poles.  This is the third one and the birds love to sit on them since they are right on the edge of the river.  This one is nearly twenty feet tall.  I wish the DNR would erect a nesting box along this shore which would be an ideal site for this pair of osprey who have failed four or five times now to successfully build a nest at different locations on that stretch of river.

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