Usually I say that birds are squabbling, or maybe getting feisty. These two were fighting with intent to do damage.
Ted and I had just gotten out of the car so missed whatever might have precipitated this set-to.
But they sure meant business and there was a lot of noise.
Until it was over.
They both walked away, apparently unscathed.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
November 27, 2021