Fall is my favorite season, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
Hilarious, that David Letterman.
So is New Yorker artist Edward Koren on this 1988 cover.
I won’t be seeing most of my feathered friends for a while. Before they return, I have lots of Fall house cleaning to do.
Cleaning out birdhouses isn’t without surprises.
They’re filled with an assortment of grasses, twigs, leaves, feathers, and mosses and wildlife too small to see.
Mine are designed for Sialia sialis, the Eastern bluebird. Males and females arrive in spring, investigate two or three houses, and then the male steps back and lets the female decide where they will nest.
These birds never clean out the rubbish left by previous residents.
While they’re busy listening to their personal cassette players and falling from trees,
some of us have work to do.