Rob Parsons is the regional editor and co-ordinator of the Christmas Bird Count in southern Manitoba and he was our special guest this morning. In fact, the topic of birds permeated the entire Morning Show. I was amazed how many famous birds there are like Big Bird, Foghorn Leghorn, Tweety, Daffy Duck, Donald and Daisy and more!! And then, all of the sayings with birds in them, "early bird gets the worm", "free as a bird" and more. The one thought I liked the most was on why birds are important anyway: "Birds are excellent natural indicators of the health of many ecosystems. Birds eat insects. They are a natural way to control pests in gardens, on farms and other places. They aid in the pollinization of plants. Birds also have a good system for spreading seeds. Above all things, what birds gave us was the dream of flying. Perhaps without birds, we never would have imagined the possibility of flight. Because they could do it, we envisioned the ability for ourselves and made the vision a reality." So, for all of you birders out there -- this one was for you! Thank you for your time Rob!