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SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012, 9:19 A.M.

Old school tweets

You might recall a classic episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" called "Opie the Birdman."

It includes a brief comedic bit in which Barney Fife suggests that he can understand bird language. That is, he can tell when chirping means "I'm feeling good" or when it is saying "I feel sad."

Well, I could have used the good deputy's assistance this morning. I rode my bike up to the North Side to get a haircut. And both going and coming, I heard an astonishing amount of avian chatter.

I wonder if others noticed this today. One cat I saw seemed to be pretty interested in the nearby bird talk.

Anyway, my guess is that a lot of the discussion had to do with nest siting and construction plans. But, of course, I can't be sure.

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