THIS LOOKS AND SOUNDS FAMILIAR
Here’s the ornate-ish urn thingie hanging from my balcony, and guess what’s inside?? BABY BIRDS! This is the second year they’ve made their home there (that I’m aware) and I love, love, love the absolute squall they make when a birdly parent returns to swoop in with offerings of food for their gaping gullets. No build up, no die down, just a perfect continuous CHEE-CHEE-CHEE brought to a sharp close as though a conductor were leading them to a fine finish.
Flute Concert of Frederick the Great at Sanssouci by Adolph Menzel