Slipping Away (Bart)

Yesterday, on a strong north wind, our local barn swallows decided to leave. There are more around today, but they're obviously transients because they really don't know their way around the place. As much as we like swallows, they never have the common decency to say goodbye. Orioles, on the other hand, begin singing again as the day length shortens to what it was last spring when they were all trying to make babies. They hang around for a week or so, and then leave.

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