For some Smaller Than Life daily drama, all I have to do is turn
(with relief)to the bird feeder.
This red-bellied woodpecker was minding his own business, enjoying a solitary meal at a usually crowded spot.
It wasn't long before one of the Evil Starling Mob peeked around an edge and
the game was afoot!
Quickly there were two attackers, but no way did our hero is give up his spot at the buffet bar.
When a third one flew in and put its foot in the woodpecker's face,
I thought they would win, just as they had bullied all the other birds away.
This leg-grabbing move sent them all squawking.
And they stayed away ... for at least 15 minutes.