This morning into my awareness crept a noise it took my mind a minute to identify and wonder what the heck was going on. It was the sound of birds. Not just a few chirps and songs here and there but a chatter, or high-pitched murmur, of the voices of many birds. I walked to open windows and doors until pinpointing where the sound was coming from. It was in the trees next door and in one of the trees out back. Of course I reached for my phone to record it. Hearing and seeing them reminded me of the Hitchcock movie. They left shortly after I stopped recording. I’ve seen birds fly and swarm in the air as one several times, but aside from the movies, I’ve never heard or seen them like they were today. Exciting and concerning at the same time.