Can you imagine? Ah yes, a whole flock of them moved in for a whole full day last Saturday. It was so much fun watching them feeding on ripening fruits on shrubs and trees… from the crabapple tree to the American holly to the dogwood berries, back to the crabapple tree…
Some of them decided that a bath would suit them just fine before they started back into the long journey ahead of them. Were they flying south? I like to believe that as they were flying to a warmer somewhere they looked down and way down there saw the house in the roses, then decided to make a stop in this little oasis.
Many scientists say the American Robin's spring migration follows the "line" formed by 36 degree average temperatures and it’s been so strangely warm around here—above the 30’s on many a day this year. It’s hard to believe we are still in the midst of winter.
The Red-winged Blackbirds were here too; although not in a Hitchcock-like numbers.
I love the soothing song these birds emit. They may not be too ostentatious in their plumage, but they were certainly gifted with a lovely song.
These birds store seeds and insects in crevices and under structures on the ground, such as twigs. They were making such a delightful ruckus in the garden as they searched for food in heaps of dry leaves.
How are your days? Anything exciting? Interesting? Mysterious? Funny? Anything at all? Please do share!