Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dear Bird Correspondent

Welcome to a long overdue new installment of Dear Bird Correspondent. Today, the B.C. responds in an impressively rapid fashion to our most recent queries. "Sure, birds have personalities!" she writes. "I wouldn't call blue jays mean, but they're kind of bold and bossy. They will attack a cat or a snake or an owl or anything they think might be a predator, but they're less pugnacious than, say, mockingbirds. They're related to crows so are pretty smart. If I've translated your woos correctly, I think you have a great horned owl. They say 'Who's awake? Me too.' A great horned owl will totally eat your cat. But a blue jay will give an owl hell, so you should advise your cats to make friends where it counts."