Maybe it's just me, and maybe I've got delusions of importance. But the last few times I've gone out of town more than a couple days there's anarchy among the yard pirates. It's roughly comparable to the level of violence you get from adding a new bird. I come home to find evidence of dominance pecking and feather pulling, and sometimes a bird is even bleeding although the guys who take care of the birds never notice. When I'm home there's nary a peck unless someone's seeing blood or I've actually introduced a new bird and the pecking order needs to be adjusted, which of course are separate and justifiable cases. I know they all regard me as the top bird, but does my going away trigger a re-calculation of the pecking order? Or is it just a bizarre coincidence that's happened three... times... in... a... row?