Monday, March 02, 2009

Robin invasion

We had near to a foot of snow finally; it blew into great drifts that swallowed Luka whole. The neighbor's catalpa served as a staging area for the robins and cedar waxwings waiting for a turn to drink from our little fishpond. The deep end is free of ice thanks to a bubbler constantly churning the surface, the shallows a tea-colored slush from the oak leaves accumulated under the thin ice.

The holly tree out front kept a small army of robins fed today, their plump bodies colored for spring. I want to feel sorry for them out there in the cold and snow, but they seem content enough, even if they don't look it.

10 comments:

Rabbits' Guy said...

We've had a big snow in late March sometimes and the Robin flocks seem to enjoy it fine .. somehow they have enough energy to survive!

Must be pretty (temporarily!) there.

Pablo said...

We've had robin's singing for a couple of weeks, but then this cold and snow came through. Not sure what they think of that, but it's going to be nearly tropical around here by the end of the week.

bobbie said...

What a great picture!

Ruth said...

It is cold here, but we missed the snow entirely. What a lovely picture. Enjoy your real winter!

Floridacracker said...

Nice shot! I'm smiling picturing black Luka in that white snow.

KGMom said...

So you got that coastal snow. We were forecast for 1-3 inches--and got that, but barely. By today, it is completely gone, melted away.
Love the robin portrait.

Jayne said...

I'm finally seeing the Robin's here too. Glad there are berries for them to feast upon as the snow melts. :c)

ReluctantChickenFarmer said...

Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them....Matthew 16:26

Let go and let God.

gardenpath said...

I wish we had more for them to eat in our yard. There is one right now, out in a very small patch of bare ground, under the pine trees.

Larry said...

Great photo! I had a week this winter when the robins showed up and wiped out all my crabapples and holly berries-(from china holly).It's good to see the berries go to good use.