“The birds are back in a big way.”
That’s what one of my students said to me early this morning. Interestingly enough we had opposite reactions to that observation. Just as I was getting ready to tell him how much I enjoyed hearing the frenetic, joyful chirping outside of my window he let out of a puff of air.
“They’re so annoying! I can’t stand it!”
I countered with, “Okay, but don’t you love how happy and cheerful they are? I wish I had their energy so early in the morning.”
That conversation stopped pretty quickly, as most do in homeroom, when another student interrupted with a somewhat related thought.
"It's the squirrels that bug me. They're always scratching on my roof. They wake me up, it's terrible."
"I know, but have you ever watched them as run around and jump from tree to tree? They aren't always annoying. Ya know, sometimes they can be pretty cute." I responded.
Yes, the wildlife has been pretty busy the last few weeks. The robins are back along with the much quieter daffodils. Spring is a showy time in the DC area, it's only fitting that a little bit of noise comes along with its arrival.