Here, though, the birdsong is 3,000 miles and a universe away from those screeching brawls, fighting over the one tree in the yard. This tune is a happy sound. A leisurely song of good cheer and well wishes.
We've had a few warmer days this month, when I have heard the return of these familiar voices and welcomed them like an old friend. I can't help but smile and offer a few encouraging words for them, too.
"There you are! Welcome home!"