why must one threaten
those who truly mean no harm
This is a photo I took this past summer of a female house finch receiving a defensive threat display from a female ruby throated hummingbird.
Hummingbirds are aggressive and defensive around the feeders. They even hover right in front of hubby and me with their tail feathers fanned out, which is the sign of a threat display. We provide the feeders for them, and the finches won’t steal their food, but we all still get threatened. However, it is certainly amusing and makes for good photo opportunities!
This is for the letter “T” Story Challenge by Frizztext, to share a short story or reflection, even an aphorism using a word tagged with each letter of the alphabet.