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.
BD, How do you manage half tree swallows? Over here in the mid Hudson Valley I get a 1/4 of them with bluebirds, a tree swallow here and there and the rest english sparrows. Oh, and I do get a stray wren now and then but the sparrows are awful. Two years ago one of them pecked female tree swallow to death while she was sitting on her nest.