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Birds and Writing

My basement office has a window with a view of our bird feeders, so I can take writing breaks by watching the birds . . . our regulars – – a red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, cardinals, titmice, nuthatches, sparrows, mourning doves . . . yesterday, much to my surprise I spotted birds that I’ve only ever seen in fields, certainly not in backyards– red-winged blackbirds and brown-headed cowbirds!  I emailed my daughter-in-law re climate change and the appearance of those birds. “Well,” she replied, “I guess we’ll worry when you start getting penguins.”

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