I don't know why the grackles drop seeds into the fountain; the seeds won't sprout because they've been microwaved to keep from growing.
I meant to post this earlier -- the sound hasn't come up on the computer the last two days and that happens maybe a day every few months so Thursday didn't worry me, but I was a little concerned yesterday, and I decided that if it came up without sound today, I'd shut it down and open the case. Right before I did that, I remembered that the cleaning lady had been here on Wednesday and I checked to see if she'd turned the speakers off. Uhhuh. I'm listening to Tanglewood Tree by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer. Excellent folk-rock, but it's the words that catch you.