The robins stopped calling in July.
The starlings and blackbirds are gone.
The wrens were silent last month.
They're tuning up again, but mostly what I hear lately are northern chickadees.
And the cardinal who is overseeing the last juvenile days of his second chick.
And the mockingbird.
They'll all come flocking around in a month when I put up my feeder.
But for now nobody is waking me up in the morning.
And that's why this post is so late.
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