Helloo-o-o, birdbrain!

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Walking along briskly early this morning, I heard a bird call, an almost human-sounding whistle. Wheeee whoo wheeee whoo. It seemed to be coming from the tree tops in the little woods I was passing.

Wheeee whooo wheeeee whoooo wheeee whoooo.

On and on it went. Persistent little thing, I thought. Hm, so persistent, I realized, that it couldn’t be a bird. Probably a car alarm, I decided, although it was too pleasant a sound for an alarm…

Oh-h no, who’s the bird brain? It was my phone which I carry in my pocket on my walks as dictated by my daughters. As I walked, listening intently to the “bird,” I missed a call that I only just now remembered to check, a call I didn’t want to miss. Nuts.

So now my ringtone is a “classic” that sounds just like the phones I grew up with:
ring-g, ring-g, ring-g, ring-g.


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‘The Dodo’ drawing, Birdadorable Bonanza, 2009
Cartoon, Mike Keefe, The Denver Post, 2011

8 thoughts on “Helloo-o-o, birdbrain!

  1. Reminds me of a friend who went to the car dealer insisting there was a bird in her engine because she kept hearing chirping! Sound familiar Robin Wrench!

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  2. I was just going to tell her about my bird experience….there’s something wrong with my car!!!! Can’t you hear that sound? Oh uh never mind it was my alarm on my pedometer!!!! Oh the fun tales we can tell Judy!!! Just to make people laugh!

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