I think that many of us share that feeling of astonishment that we became so involved, emotionally, with the lives of our birds.
Still, after 6 years, I am in the same condition - we are so much like our birds and they are like us in many ways. Their intelligent actions, their forethought for things to come - at first, I was surprised by the commonality of their lives and ours. That is, in common with us,. Now it is not surprising but still such a delight.
How many of us remember a time before webcams, when birds were just those interesting dots in the sky, that we knew nothing about?
Maybe we joined in about complaints of mess from pigeons and gulls?
No more, dear birds. We understand you now