Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thankful Thursday -- Bird Songs
I'm thankful for the birds.
The bird songs are back and doesn't it sound wonderful? I always forget how noisy they are after suffering through a long silent winter. So far we have spotted many yellow finches (not quite yellow yet), cardinals, nuthatch, chickadees, sparrows (of course) mourning doves, and starlings. The feeders are full and the squirrels are greedily eating their share and the birds' share also. The oranges are out in anticipation of the first sighting of the orioles. I love all of the activity.
In Michigan, we eagerly await the first call of the robin; word spreads quickly when one is sighted. Our biggest fear is that they return too early, which they do some years, and then are unable to find the worms they need because the ground is still frozen. Some years, they try to warm themselves by landing on the pavement after cars have gone by with hot tires. I love how we all get so protective. Radio talk shows will have robin reports, callers call in to give their advice and tell how we can help them by putting out worms, insects, and fruit.
I'm thankful that I live in an area where I can view nature and appreciate it.
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