Things were ’bout to become interesting.
On the left we have the Northern Mockingbird, and the European Starling on the right.
The mockingbird is first to enter the arena, and issues a dare to the starling.
The starling calls for back up, and its tag-team partner arrives for the cage match.
The opponents size up the competition.
The mockingbird slanders the starling’s mother…
…then takes his leave.
Thanks for visiting and leaving your comments during the interruption of our regularly-scheduled program. I’ve missed keeping up with your posts; it’s good to be home. I found a few new things around the backyard upon my return, and will be sharing them with you over the next few days.