In the Wild Stillness
Whenever I see a Goldfinch, I remember watching them visit my grandparents' birdfeeder while I ate pancakes.
Barn Swallows, occupying the boat lift canopy over our fishing boat, express annoyance at my husband's early morning outings.
I first heard about Dickcissels, or Dickey-birds, while reading Little House on the Prairie. Laura Ingalls Wilder describes chasing them in the Kansas prairie with her sister, Mary.