Watching the behavior of the birds at the feeder, on the ground and around the bird bath reminds me a lot of human beings.
There’s quite a bit of dynamics and drama that goes on if you take the time to observe!
Just like humans, the way they relate and react to each other, and to the group as a whole is very interesting.
“A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.”
~ Stand-Off at the Bird Bath~
Settling in for a nice time at the local spa, Blue Jay is content and peaceful.
All of a sudden he has company as Mr. Robin and Mr. Cardinal appear. ”This is MINE!”, Mr. Blue Jay squawks, protecting “his bath time.
The look he gives Mr. Robin is very intense. Mr. Cardinal stays off to the right near the roses.
“It’s STILL MINE!”, grumps Mr. Blue Jay, claiming his territory loudly. Mr. Robin slips into the shadows, not desiring to create a scene.
Mr. Blue Jay scolds Mr. Cardinal, who slinks further into the rose bush.
Finally the others disappear. Mr. Blue Jay has what he wants….his spa tub, peaceful and ready just for him, ALONE
He decides to take a sip before his dip.
Mr. Blue Jay is alone and ready now….
SPLASH! BUBBLE, GULP!
THRASH! GLUG BLUB BLUB….!
Mr. Blue Jay finally comes up for air. ”AHHHHH”, he says, “this is the life! I love my spa tub!”
“MINE !!”, said Mr. Cardinal. “I LOVE MY SPA TUB!”
And that was the end of the Wednesday afternoon Stand-Off!
Until the next Bird Tail/Tale…….
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