Is ANYBODY Listening??

Bird Sqawking

I was awakened this morning at 3:50 by a very loud bird in the tree out my bedroom window.  I think it was one bird, but it sounded like a whole flock of screeching birds, desperate to tell the world something very important.  The bird talk went on until sunrise a couple of hours later.  The squawks were incessant, in this pattern:  three syllable, three syllable, four.  They repeated every 2 to 3 seconds.  What in the world is this bird trying to tell someone? I wondered during those early morning hours.  Isn’t anybody listening?  How is John sleeping through this?

I wondered who that bird was speaking to.  I wondered if the screeches that sounded identical, repeated 100s of times, really were different in bird talk.  I wondered why that bird had to repeat its phrase so many times.  I wondered who was listening.  I wondered if birds ever get hoarse.   I wondered if that bird was really communicating, or just making noise.

Finally at about 7:00 or so, the bird flew to another tree, maybe over in the playground, and the cries were muted a bit.  I drifted off to sleep.  When I woke, tired, this morning, I considered that bird and some people I know.   They are not so very different, I thought.

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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One Response to Is ANYBODY Listening??

  1. satippetts says:

    That is so funny! The same thing happened to me this morning. Same sort of sound, and it was the same repeating pattern over and over. It woke me up and kept me awake for quite a while. I kept thinking what was wrong with these birds. It wasn’t the normal chattering. It was really quite strange! I’m glad I wasn’t imagining it.

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