With few exceptions, the Northern Mockingbird tries to bully every bird in the yard. The mockers can't get into the caged meal worm
feeder but they will sit on top of it to keep the smaller birds from entering. In his frustration I have seen him chase the bluebirds all the way to a tree
line about 1000 feet from the feeder. Sometimes, especially when they are nesting, I leave a few mealworms outside the caged feeder so the bigger birds can get
some. The mockers usually get most, if not all of these.
These incidents occurred on three or four separate occasions, back in May when the male woodpecker had the job of bringing food to two hungry nestlings. Interesting that the female never came searching for food. Always the male.
Some of the pictures are soft but the action is real. Dave
And finally, my favorite shot
May 29 By this time the nestlings were really getting hungry!