We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I used to have a large variety of birds coming to my feeder, and nesting in my boxes, now I only have clouds of English sparrows devouring my seed and suet. Guess I will have to get out the pellet rifle again. Don't really enjoy shooting them, but shoot a few, and they all go away, for a while.
We also have migrants but they are bats. Mexican long tongue bats that empty my hummingbird feeder every night. Fortunately, they have now moved on to Mexico about 100 miles south of us as the nights cool.