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The peckings of hungry chickens.
She's pecking away on her story— has been, most of the night.
She's pecking away on her storyâ€” has been, most of the night.
This pecking, combined with feather loss from rubbing against the cage bars, can result in almost totally bald birds.
High risk of injurious feather pecking and cannibalism, thus beak trimming is often necessary.
Many small birds were mobbing the owl, and we watched a Gray Woodpecker attempt to drive it away by pecking at its feet!