Cattiness at the bird feeder

Perhaps the finches are moody because I took away the thistle feeder for financial reasons and replaced it with broken sunflower seeds. Nyger thistle is their favorite, but they will eat the sunflower seeds if forced. But boy, they are fighting out there today. Lots of angry cackling.

There aren't enough pegs for all the birds, so the game is to arrive at the feeder with so much bluster that it scares away the wimps and frees up a peg. It doesn't often work, as in this case where the flapping is met with a blank stare.

Content as a cat with a can of tuna, this finch could use a napkin.