He guards this feeder by sitting on top of the pole. The feeder is located between two trees and he will perch in the trees and chase off any "intruder" that dares enter his domain by crossing back and forth between the trees as needed. While there is lots of chirping and squawking, the fighting may crest into a few pulled out feathers but it mostly just ends up with Mohawk chasing off the intruders. I've enjoyed watching 3 to 4 other birds trying to give him the slip and drink his nectar. He'll chase one away and the others will fly straight to the feeder for a 5 second drink before he returns to chase them off.