What Do The Birds Think About the Pandemic?

woodpecker on tree

I sat at dinner looking through the sliding glass door at a small woodpecker seeming to hop up and down the side of a large tree in our back yard. A curious thought occurred to me: What do the birds think about the pandemic? And the simple answer I had was that they are blissfully ignorant as they go looking for whatever small bugs woodpeckers eat. They move through the world without an inkling of what the human population of the planet is currently experiencing. Continue reading