The Ferocity of Birds

An observation about the ferocity of birds needs to be made.

Here they are, in the open square, fighting over morsels of food left on the ground by what looks like a spilled milkshake cup. The two birds (smaller than pigeons) hopped around the substance, chirping and taunting the other as they fight an alpha-dominant fight for survival.

They scare each other, both reacting quickly to each other’s plight. One is defeated, and makes a run for it by flying into the street, only to maneuver at the last second before getting hit by a car. He swoops around and returns to the fight, only to make the other bird fly too, and around they go, eventually leaving the so-called food on the ground, in search of more interesting things to fight about.

9.12.2008