The Magic of Birds

If this Universe has a Creator, she must have been having a good day when she created birds.

They are colorful and dull, helpful and ruinous. They eat bird seed, harmful insects, even our garbage. They will also ruin your clean car and carry off your cat at night. They nest in trees, on the ground and even underground.

Yes, even underground.

A friend called a couple of years ago excited that a pair of burrowing owls had taken up residence in an abandoned gopher hole on her north central Montana property. From the joy those birds brought, you would have thought it was Christmas morning not just...

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