alarm clock. Never needs winding, never needs a new battery, never needs to be reset when the power goes out.
Almost the same time each morning ~ rain, snow or shine ~ they fly in, wanting their peanuts (I know ~ who started that habit??!!)
Now they're addicted and refuse to let me forget. They don't take days off either!
Screech, screech, screech until "someone" gets up and takes them out their treat.
I guess there could be worse ways to wake up, right??!!!
What are the chances of teaching them to let me sleep in??!! Afterall, they are very smart!