Blacky is a blackbird. He rules the ground area around our feeders and will see off other blackbirds, thrushes and smaller interlopers. He is hesitant about starlings, pigeons and squirrels, and will not tackle a cat.
Now that the cold is upon us, he is trying hard to defend his food, but the sparrows are not having it!
This gang of boy sparrows are making a stand. They have ample food on the feeders above, but are dealing with the stuff on the ground first. This is not what our top blackbird is used to.