I’m on vacation in the Berkshires, where my husband and I have rented a beautiful house overlooking the Housatonic River.
Two days ago we filled a bird feeder with sunflower seeds, and I settled in and started waiting for the birds to come.
Then, yesterday a little flapper (I’m really not a birder… apologies to those of you who are) made a quick stop at the feeder, grabbed a seed and flew away.
Time passed and no more birds –- but, gradually, they started coming by to claim their own treats. And by the late afternoon, our bird feeder was the focus of a small community.
I couldn’t help but think, “How like people!” Because isn’t that the way we are?
Someone tries something and tells a couple of friends. They look on from a distance to make sure the experience is safe and appealing before hopping on.
But then they do, and if the experience is “remarkable” they’ll do just that –- remark on it to their friends. Soon, like my bird feeder, a community will form.
The birds knew all along.
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