Reaching her hand into the next nest box, a hen pecked it hard.
For polished stonework the material was pecked by blows, ground with other stones, and smoothed with fine material.
They were so familiar that at length one alighted on an armful of wood which I was carrying in, and pecked at the sticks without fear.
In many cases it appears that only the brilliantly coloured tentacle is pecked off by the bird, and as the snail can easily regenerate a new one, this in turn becomes infected by a fresh branch of the sporocyst ramifying through the snail and thus a new supply of larvae is speedily provided (Heckert).
They stood and looked in my eye or pecked at my shoe significantly.