As I sit here listening to the birds call back and forth I am reminded of how we heard so little birdsong while living in our small town in the southern Philippines. Most of the birds were simple sparrows and pigeons. All the other birds were caught by wild animals or people as food. I love listening to the birds here; and watching them. We have some magnificent Magpies! Both the typical black and white kind and beautiful blue ones too!
I’ll write more soon.