We lovers of the outdoors and the critters who inhabit it have a skewed idea of how things out there sort things out. We think of birds as gentle and peaceful creatures who live out their days in harmony within their environment.
Au Contraire. The little and beautiful birds do not share nicely, are territorial and threaten violence at every opportunity. Witness the scene at the birdbath.
This is MY bathtub. There's no room for you.
Did you hear me? Get out!
Not far enough. Keep going.
And stay there, ya hear.
No love lost in the birdie kingdom where baths are concerned.