I spent some time this morning watching a pair of doves foraging in the garden. Why they choose to eat out of the dirt instead of out of their food dishes, I'll never understand.
Later I had a conversation with a blue jay. "Caw," said the blue jay. "Squawk," I replied. This went on for a little while until the blue jay flew away. I guess it finally understood that you can't out squawk a parrot!