When a March day hits a sunny 70, Metro and the Song and Dance Man went outside for the first time since last fall. They soaked in the sun, and then discovered the neighbors. Chickadees, goldfinches and juncos were on the feeders and they started up a lively conversation. The parakeet people were so wound up that they nearly exhausted themselves, promptly put their heads under their wings and took a snooze when I brought them back inside. Spring fever hits us all.