The little birds of early Spring have decided to war over who gets to sit on the utility pole out back.
They subscribe to the old adage about possession being nine-tenths of the law.
The Mourning Doves seem to not care as much since the big Ivy vine is no longer below the pole and give over to that noisy Mockingbird fellow fairly quickly. This may not continue since the Doves were the owners of the pole last year.
This afternoon the Mockingbird was ousted rather rudely by a pack of Starlings from the tree across the street.I call them a pack because they are too aggressive to be a gentle flock!
The Starlings in the tree mass there throughout Spring and Summer and may just be hanging out over here for a good vantage point in the early afternoon. Feral cats have begun strolling beneath the tree in the hope something or somebird might tumble earthward.
So, the question is just how many little black Starlings did it take to wrench the utility pole from the Mockingbird? About a dozen!
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