Apparently there is such a thing as bird manners, because these flighty fighters took great exception to the fact that the feathery fellow on the left didn't share his food. They were squawking and swirling a good ways away from me. It was pretty apparent that a real fracas was going on, so I started to wander over toward there. Suddenly they swooped up, buzzing each other in flight and landed their 100-decibel free-for-all near me.
It wasn't just the two birds in this aerial feud, either. There were about 25 of them in this feather-filled fray.
I smell a good business opportunity, though -- a class on basic manners for birds. Maybe we could call it "Share to Soar."
-- steve buser