It's not often that an editor gets a phone call about birds.
But that's what happened when Maria Marroquin, executive director of the Day Worker Center, called me on Friday, Jan. 11.
I roughly remember the conversation going something like this:
"Claudia," she said. "I'm at the shopping center on Charleston Road and I hear a chorus of birds. It's marvelous."
I asked her to shoot some video and send email it. I got it later on that day.
This Wednesday, Jan. 23, I stopped by the Starbucks in the same shopping center. I didn't notice the birds on the way in—perhaps they hadn't gathered yet—but on my way out, I was hit by the concerto or cacophony, depending on your musical tastes.
However, like Maria, I stopped to take it in. There were so many birds perched on electrical wires, on the transformer and atop of the Startbucks. This definitely merited taking some video. But what are they doing here? I didn't remember them from prior visits to the Starbucks.
Now, I hope that an ornithologist or an avid bird watcher can help us figure out who these little visitors are and what they are singing about.
Is it mating season already? Is love in the air?
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