The first bird of 2010 was in the house this morning.
UPDATE 4:11 p.m.: I will have you know that today a hummingbird (a small cute one, about the size of a gold fish. Yes, a flying goldfish), hummed right outside my door. (The same door that the woodpecker flew in this morning.)
It paused, hummed a bit, then perched on our lights.
Then, it smiled at me and said, “Hi there. I hear you’re turning over a new leaf.”
What a kind hummingbird.