Isn't it time to listen to the language of birds again! There is a thrill in recognizing our old friends who made themselves absent for much of the winter. Christian tradition can enhance the enjoyment of birds. For example, the robin has a heroic place in Christian lore. At the crucifixion, the robin felt with Jesus in his agony, and went to pull out one of the thorns from the Lord's brow. It was Jesus' blood that stained the robin's breast red.