These birds are quiet. They're an antidote to the chattering live ones that live around here. Not that I mind their chattering, unless it's 4 a.m. and they wake me up. Because sometimes my feathered friends can be very loud. Yesterday a robin was on the edge of the sidewalk eyeing the street. I told it to move back, what with all the traffic. My logical mind said: I'm talking to a bird, for heaven's sake. People are going to think I'm crazy. Still and all, robin moved back onto the sidewalk and hopped away to the grassy slopes of the park.