Another gem from my birding listserve…I just had to share.
“The bluebirds have started their chortling (sounds like Swedish to me), the starlings have picked up a Junco’s trill, and two flickers are flicker-flirting near the suet (involves a lot of diving and rushing. It impresses my conure, Jim, who says “oh, hi!” and “chicken!” while he watches them through the window. We need to work on his ID skills). In short, I’ve finally come to the yearly bird-driven conclusion that we’re going to make it.”