author – Marie Mutsuki Mockett
card given – Little Bird by Ken Garduno
Birds always makes me think of my childhood and parents. Amateur ornithologists. Dad built numerous feeders to house species. He attached a shock wire to the main feeder to shock large mean jays so little birds could eat without fear. he went to great lengths to protect little birds. At 8 I got a parakeet – he rode on the handlebars of my bike. For years I dreamt of birds and trying to protect them.