out of its throat
smaller than a finger
can there fall the waters
of its song?
~ Pablo Neruda from Ode to Bird Watching
Theodora alerted me that this weekend is the Great Backyard Bird Count. She says, "The more people that participate in the count of the birds, the better it will be for their protection." A chickadee surprised our family (and excited our cats) by flying into our house yesterday. That's one bird counted.