Pirates in the Bird Feeder!
Last summer, we were frequently visited by a pair of green squawking birds swooping overhead so quickly that they were out of sight before I could get a good look at them. A few days ago a very vocal visitor was spotted in our cherry tree, picking and eating tender blossom buds, hanging upside down and scoping out the bird feeder. I tried to point him out to my two year old grandson who was spending some time with us. (My daughter was in the hospital blessing us with our newest little grand baby.) I got the two year old's attention and pointed to the rather large squawking character in the top of our tree. He was clearly surprised to hear that we had "pirates" in our neighborhood. Today our bright green noisy visitor stayed a while enjoying our bird feeder while the local birds watched warily from the ground!