I think I first noticed it around my backyard bird feeder; I’m talking about the “pecking’ order. By definition, it’s the “colloquial term for a hierarchical system of social organization.”

Have you ever taken the time to really observe the competition and downright bullying that goes on in the avian world, especially around your feeders?

There are probably a dozen species of birds that enjoy the free food I keep on my feeders, especially now that the weather is cold and birds need to eat constantly to replenish their spent energy.

In observing who “rules the roost” around my feeders, there is


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