Flying in ahead of Spring
before the snow has left the ground
to fill the air with their
They rummage through the dead leaves
that cover the sleeping garden
in search of bugs and other goodies
invisible to my eyes.
The backyard is filled
with their silly antics,
their chatter and squabbles
as they argue over nesting spots
and rights to my feeders...
but mostly they gather in noisy families
to celebrate the end of winter.