What kept you? I’ve been waiting
and watching. Ever on the lookout.
So glad you returned home. Let
me sing to you of my happiness.
Let me call for the others and
tell them you have returned.
Thank you for the great food you
provided us. Let me fly off and
find the others. Be back by
afternoon. The sun feels great
today. My friend loves to sun
herself in the fir tree. We’ll
be back to chirp and sing for you.
We know how you love to listen
to our chatter. Birds conversing.
Exploring in the woods and by
the river. Cardinals, blue jays,
sparrows, woodpeckers galore.
Mr. Crow, big and black, keeps
his distance, cawing on top of
the utility pole across the street.
Meanwhile, Mr. Gray Bushy Tail
is trying to sleep in his favorite
spot. Keep the noise down!
We’re checking out where to
build our nests this season. Those
new birdhouses are inviting. But
the snow is still on the ground.
Where are you off to now? I
heard the car. We’ll hold down
the fort in your absence. And
sing upon your return. Bye.