Wings Flap, Toes Tap

You know, birds work just as hard as you do. They wake up at the crack of dawn, or sometimes even before sunrise, and they get straight to it — no coffee drive-throughs or traffic-jam delays for them! The average bird's daily routine might consist of picking up a few new twigs to add to the nest, hunting for worms and other edibles, perching on an electric wire with some friends, and singing, singing, singing. OK, so the birds' job might not be as stressful as yours, but bringing joyful song to humans is a pretty important avian function. Even still, cheering up all of humanity can't be an around-the-clock job for these soloists. They need to rest their pipes and take a break from the daily grind, just like you do, so at the World Bird Sanctuary's Birds in Concert events, humans make most of the music. This Thursday, the Tyson Valley Ramblers bluegrass it up, while birds of prey look on and display their more silent power. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is free. The World Bird Sanctuary is located at 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road in Valley Park; call 636-225-4390 or visit to learn more.
Thu., Aug. 27, 2009