May 29, 2020 (116 words)
You may have heard of Angry Birds, a popular entertainment which started in 2009 as a casual puzzle video game, inspired by a sketch of stylized wingless birds.
Well, out in my neck of the woods all we have are Happy Birds. They start their hymn of praise early each morning in the hour before dawn. It’s almost as if they are competing with each other to express their joy at being alive.
During the course of a day, if I am out in the yard doing something, one of them can be counted on to land on a nearby bush or tree branch, and warble a greeting at me. I always try to warble back.
Robert J. Cavanaugh, Jr
May 29, 2020