The trees are alive with the sounds of hungry baby birds calling for a meal. We believe we have identified these as Brewer’s Blackbirds, but we’re not absolutely certain. At any rate, they are an incredibly noisy group, buzzing furiously when they are hungry. Any day now there will be practice flights and aerial stunts that will likely result in a few crash landings. These babies are going to be at risk from Mr. Mouse, the cat who patrols the grounds, as well as a curious dog Rosie who will want to play with them. We will be on guard.