Birds Are A Lot Like People

Birds are a lot like people.
Give them a cherry tree and a garden full of sunflowers and they’ll feed themselves all summer.
Yet, if you give these same birds a bowl of seeds every morning, they’ll squawk at your window because the bowl is empty, ignoring the food that requires work.
They’ll get fat on your seeds and poop on your lawn furniture.
There are some birds that you can give food to, like the hummingbirds and they’ll gratefully drink your sugar-water.
However, after a few sips or when the feeder is empty, they will continue to flit around the yard, drinking from the flowers.
They are grateful for the free food, but they are too independent to count on handouts.
Birds are a lot like people.