One of the most amazing thing is all around us – no matter where we go – and we take them for granted most of our lives. I walked out one morning with the days getting a bit longer and where we are long overdue for Spring – and I heard so many different birds – some chirping, some whistling some making staccato noises. Many different “dialects” – in fact – because they were all calling and getting responses – it sounded like multiple nations sending telegraph messages but in their different languages.
Here in Northern California, we get a great combination of birds in the Winter – we see a mix of what must be over – wintering northern birds. Most of ours stay – so hence we get quite the mixture.
My favorite are these birds that are mostly constantly searching through leaves and branches for seeds – and they kick up the ground in the funniest way. I built bird houses all around the house and the Titmice mate and have their babies every spring. They have a very distinct warning sign / call if you get too close to their nest / birdhouse. Blur Jays are real buggers – super resourceful and they can change their “voice”. I used to hate them because they are bullies, but have grown used to them and even like how resourceful and smart they are.