As you may know, I have not seen nor heard a songbird in our neighborhood since moving here in December 2013. And I figured the reason was the continual shooting of fireworks day and night. In the last year, the shootings have been less and less often.
So starting yesterday, it began to pay off. First I heard a mockingbird and then a redheaded finch. Today, I hear and see several finches on various homes up and down our street. Now I am anxiously awaiting what other birds will grace our neighborhood. What bird will be next? Towhee? Blue Jay? Phoebe? Or some bird that we didn’t get at Sunrise Terrace, but may find here because we are much closer to the ocean, only a half mile away? It adds new excitement to each day.