There is a bird cheeping outside my window. I don't know which kind of bird it is, although I'm guessing of the small variety because it is a very small and high-pitched cheep. But I'm glad to hear her, because it's the first bird-sound we've heard all day.
Yesterday the fires started. There was one very near to our house, only several blocks away: but we had no idea until the newscast last night. (I guess the wind was blowing in the other direction.) And since then, the birds have been silent.
But now the first cheeper has been joined by another. They're coming home!