and they’re gonna say it, by golly. Think birds are just sitting around, singing the occasional ditty, dreaming about the next worm? Think again, my friend. There’s a lot going on in those birdbrains.
Take this little Eastern Kingbird family. Mom is having typical Mom thoughts, that’s for sure.
Or take the lowly Catbird. Give one a branch of his own, and he become a veritable Laurence Olivier.
First to stage right:
Then to stage left:
Or the family dynamic that I’m sure we all recognize:
Of course, there’s always that passive-aggressive guy who you know is thinking something bad, but keeps his mouth clamped, refusing to talk:
Come to think of it, birds are pretty good at this non-verbal stuff.