Upon our return home last night from town we saw these feathers close to the feeder. At first I was upset with our neighbors chihuahua for killing the bird. Then their kids came over and asked what I was doing and what did this? I couldn't answer them because I didn't know. One of them even suggested a cat but, my cat is a house cat with diabetes unable to go outside anymore. Our neighbors only have dogs or no pets. Could two birds have fought over the food leaving one dead or dying somewhere? I've never known two birds to fight so violently.
On a lighter note, I saw two deer in different places on the way home. The one standing next to the guardrail ready to jump at a given instant was a doe with black tipped ears and the sweetest face. I hope she waited until all the cars passed by before crossing the highway.