Why do wild birds peck each other at feeder?
About 6 feet off the ground we have a bird house place on a round probable 18″ diameter board. The bird house has 4 sides to eat from. I keep the bird house pretty full of wild bird seed and purchase the expensive bag. 14 pound bag cost $20.00. Anyway we have mainly mourning doves and smaller birds, sparrow like feed daily. It’s interesting to watch who allows who on the feeder. There are about 5 sets of these mourning doves, what I consider pleny of food for all, but some keep pecking at the other birds. Lots of rotation who feeds. Why? Then a Srub flies in and chases off the other birds. As said there is room for about 4 birds at a time on this feeder separate from each other, yet they chase off their fellow kind of bird. The sparrow hop up there for a bit, but prefer to nibble off the ground. The doves also eat the seed on the ground below the bird station. Anay more to do to get more harmony or that’s the call of the wild.
Just thank you for those who took the time to answer the question. All had merits to be chosen best answer. Cal King gave additional good information. Ladie hit it on the head, only it sounded somewhat condescending. I like the idea of separate ground feeding tables. Yes, creature are on in the me first, self-survival mode. I like the imagary of the buffet line.