Our yards have been really busy lately, with the most numerous birds being 60+ Chipping Sparrows, 40+ American Goldfinch and 20+ White-winged Doves. However, Our Blue Jays and Red-bellied Woodpeckers have still managed to muscle their way in. Other species have often had to wait for ages before they could get in for a meal.
There has often been competition between birds of the same species, too. One Yellow-rumped Warbler is guarding his/her territory very fiercely and there have been numerous tussles between Pine Warblers and between Orange-crowned Warblers.
This Ruby-crowned Kinglet was shocked to discover that its preferred suet feeder had fallen to the ground but, when I rehung the feeder on another branch, he/she found it within seconds.
One of our male House Finches seems to be having trouble flying and we're hoping that it isn't anything serious. It's a little worrying that he let me get within two feet of him before flying off though.