Not us. Yet. But tons of birds got the memo last week that winter was indeed coming to the tundra, and decided they better get going. Bunches of them stopped in our yard for a snack. That very same day, some of the winter birds seemed to come out and bid them goodbye. Or were they reestablishing their domain? At any rate, here's what I saw:
Hello, Ms. Cardinal!
Bye little black bird I've never seen before!
Well hello Mr. Bluejay! You know, you would look
STUNNING right here, mingling with the crabapples!
What? You would rather go hang out in the neighbor's yard with Mr. Cardinal? Well, I won't be able to get a very great shot all the way over there!
OK, so I realize I'm not in control, but at least I'm still young and idealistic.
OK, could you at least turn around?
What, you're mooning me now?