This evening our four-year-old and I were outside. There was a bird up on the phone wire and he pensively said, "I like birds."
I put my hand on his head and lovingly said, "aw, you do?"
He said, "yeah...I like to scare them."
Now he is a very sweet-natured boy, so this comes across particularly funny to me. And by scare them, I now understand what he and his brother are doing when they're "screaming" at the birds on the wires. I always thought he was "talking" to them - you know, in bird-language. Live and learn.