Unlike Deputy Barney Fife, I cannot claim to understand bird-speak.
But I have a hunch about what some of them are saying at this time of year.
"Don't rake your leaves."
I'm guessing this because I noticed something the other night. Cats lose their stealth when moving through a yard covered with dry leaves.
And if I have noticed that, I would imagine the birds have, too.
Normally silent felines create crunching and rustling that all but blares "Here comes trouble!"
At least that's how I imagine a bird would view it.