A Bit of Cheer

I had set aside the book I’m reading for a moment to gaze out the window when I spotted this fellow, or one of his cousins. It’s a Song Sparrow, and it sang a sweet song. It really brightened my day! Do you have songbirds giving song this Spring?

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15 Responses to A Bit of Cheer

  1. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Yes, we do. They have woken me up several mornings since we’ve been home. For a couple of days I thought I was losing it when I could swear a bird was saying, “I’m insane” over and over.

  2. We’re loaded with birds these days: Chickadees, Sparrows, Humingbirds, Finches, Stellar Jays, Thrushes, Nuthatches, Flickers, many others. No Robins yet, though.

  3. Evan Lewis says:

    Birds don’t move me, but I got some cheer from this song on YouTube.

  4. Evan Lewis says:

    Yeah, it’s a heart-warming little story.

  5. prettysinister says:

    Robins are here in Chicago! But probably angry that the temps have yet to get out of the 40s. I see flocks of marauding house sparrows which have eerily become scavengers that can outperform any group of seagulls looking for human food dropped on streets and sidewalks. Last month we saw a male cardinal out on a telephone wire. I cannot identify too may songs of birds other than robins and that laughing call of the mockingbird.

    Did you take that photo? If so, I’m envious of your skills!

  6. tracybham says:

    I am envious of your birds. When we first moved to our condominium over 20 years ago we got lots of birds because there were trees right behind us. The trees were taken out because they were dying. Now we see hardly any … comparatively.

  7. We have lots of robins chirping and flying around. We have squirrels everywhere. A family of foxes have moved in under our neighbors shed. Diane counted four little foxes plus Mama and Papa foxes. But we also have plenty of pollen and other allergens to provide torment to me.

  8. Steven A Oerkfitz says:

    I live on the 7th floor so I seldom see or hear birds this time of year. Although we have more squirrels than you can shake a stick at. When I was a kid all you saw were fox squirrels now the black ones dominate. We have a couple that have intermingled and are black with a light brown tail.
    Like George pollen is a nuisance right now. And dust. My allergies are bothering me worse since I’ve been cooped up.

  9. We have lots of different birds. The ones I like to see are the yellow finches.

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