Even better, none of my teeth have gone bad in the last 18 months. Yes, not needing dental work is better than not being eaten by birds or clowns. If ever I need root canal, bring on the clowns.
Yesterday afternoon's birds have vanished. The flock only remained nearby for a couple of hours, then moved on, so they must have been migrating. I have no idea what species they were. This is the first time I can recall that so large a flock of birds has visited our block. Hundreds of them! I'm glad they weren't buses.