In describing pleasure-in-others’misfortune, two features are not disputable: our pleasure and the other’s misfortune. These features describe a significant conflict between our positive evaluation of the situation and the negative evaluation of the other person. (Aaron Ben-Ze’ev, The Subtlety of Emotions, p. 355).
But what of the emotions of the pigeon? Is it ‘wicked’ as the video caption says? I don’t think so.
While the action was deliberate, it didn’t want to eradicate the annoying person. It wanted to teach that person a lesson.
Birds know what they are doing—even if we don’t know what they’re doing.