Wild in the Yard
Story and Photos by Joseph Zahnle
My wife Barbara loves feeding the birds in our yard but whether I’m right or wrong, I wouldn’t do it. I believe they can pretty much take care of themselves, just as they always have. One day, when we were at the dining room table in Caldwell and my back was to the window, Barbara said, “Look at that green parakeet.” This was a surprising statement and as I stood to turn around and get a good look, I said, “Where?” She said, “Under the feeder.” But they were gone.