The day is the 28th of April, spring of 2020. Winter has been long and stressful, but on this day, I receive a gift that truly lifts my spirits. I am
greeted with the perky song of an old friend.
It is May 9. I watch as he awkwardly maneuvers sticks into a nest box in my yard. You may have noticed this
little brown bird skulking around your garden in search of insects. This feisty summer resident is the House
Wren, who for such a tiny bird, has a surprisingly loud, vibrant and bubbly song. The Chippewa Indian name
for this bird tra…

Aug 2020 Birder




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