Watching the pecking order firsthand At the bird feeder under the awning Outside my kitchen window where, This day, finches rule the roost. The males sport bright red feathers, Flashing flags sure to attract females.
Along comes a slender siskin, a diminutive Tyrant who drives the larger birds away. But soon the finches return to reclaim Some of the space. She tolerates them Skirmishing constantly around the feeder, Until one drives the others off.
How like we humans, these feathered beings!