OUR Song Sparrow is busy building a nest right outside our office window -
in exact same spot as last year.  With respect to their level of planning
and thought processes, this bird picked up a thin twig approximately in the
middle and 'hit' it to the ground.  When it broke in two, s/he discarded
it.  This happened three times until one meet the tensile strength test
which then went into the nest.

Brillant creatures!!

I noticed a burst of bird song this morning.  The flora wasn't the only
'thing' happy about the rain.


Charlie & Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, Vermont