It’s such a joy to watch and listen to adults walking with their young children in the nature preserves I frequent. Some months ago, I overheard a mother say to her little boy, as they set out on their walk, “Look! All the birds are so happy – they’re singing their morning song!”I LOVE that! I wrote down her words right away so I wouldn’t forget. What a beautiful message this child is learning about life and the wonders of our natural world!This little Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was chirping away in a tree in the parking lot this morning as I got out of my car. My joy at at seeing him close-up, singing away as he greeted the early morning sun, reminded me of that mother’s delightful message to her child.These teeny birds are often hard for me to spot – and even harder to capture in a photo – since they are only 4-5″ long, and are in constant motion. They flit from branch to branch and tree to tree almost before you can focus your binoculars or camera!