It’s that time of year again: when it’s clear why “global warming” has morphed into “climate change.” Yes, winter has arrived about a month early in Our Nation’s Capital.
This year, we decided to try a bird feeder. Armed with advice from the local professionals about what the local birds will eat and what the local squirrels won’t, I completed the complex installation process, pressing three suction cups to the window inset in our back door. All of 20 feet from the adjacent bush, it might not be the optimal location, but after a day of cautious scouting, the birds did show up. Each had their own story to tell.