This Red-breasted Nuthatch did not give up his place at the feeder while I made noises nearby, amazing bird. During the day I noticed a lot of bird activity: a Flicker had returned, not seen since October, and was eating ants in the grass. Canadian geese had returned, and a pair of mallards flew over the thawing lake. Many Tufted Titmouses were around for the first time this year. All were busy and making fine trills and tweets, Americans all.
I've returned to Ai-jane because the birds prompt me to do what I do, busily, not giving up, with tweet-song-joy.