It’s been nippy here. The crows (at least I think they’re crows- they have huge beaks though- and I can’t afford to access a website of Asian birds and I couldn’t find a book before I left) are often in the trees above our house in the morning, making a very crow-like racket and flapping about whenever someone leaves the house. But the last few mornings they’ve been huddled in the treetops, hardly making a noise, and certainly not wasting any energy flying away at loud sounds. The dogs have been a lot quieter too. I think everyone around here is conserving energy.