Early this morning I saw a blackcapped chickadee, a bluebird, and a robin in my backyard.
I didn't have my camera, dang it.
I adore chickadees. A few years ago I spent a lot of time trying to render a good felt version, but they never came out quite right.
If I didn't have children and a cat, I would keep pet birds.
I am concerned that the cat is going to start up her hunting craze again. Last year she killed eight little birds. I have tried putting a bell around her neck, but she always manages to take it off.