Many years ago when winged creatures held sway over the world's activities, the giants of our species soared and floated and played in gentle consort with even the smallest of flyers.
Below us, ever larger vegetation and ground-roaming mammals began their worldly ascension. The air we so loved became denser, and the largest of our kind descended to the earth more and more often, eventually creating lasting habitats on the ground.
Our wings bent to tasks other than soaring, with only a faint tremble across reformed shoulders remaining as a remembrance. We favored farming and gardening, but always our hearts beat in cadence with our airy cousins. And thus a stewardship began...
We became the Bird Guardians.