One thing I’ve come to appreciate are Birds as Alarms. During the summer when the crows are nesting and territorial they alert us by constant squawking whenever a predatory bird is on the property.
Now we have a dozen heritage turkeys that we are raising. I heard their alarm call today. It’s a sharp, quick “Blweep! Blweep!” and looked outside. The chickens had run into their coop because, they’re, well…chicken. There was a big heron in our big pond (again).
I quickly chased him off (again). He’s hunting our semi ginormous goldfish and all of their little spawn.