Monday, February 19, 2018

Yard Critter of the Week

American Robin.

Often thought of as a harbinger of spring, the American Robin is a year round resident of these here parts.

While it is possible that it is the behavior of Robins that leads to this belief, I think it is at least in part that in winter folks don't spent as much time outside, and thus miss seeing the birds.

We have a number of trees and shrubs in our gardens which produce berries. And the Robins avail themselves of these fruits starting as fall becomes winter and then through til spring. Above one is enjoying Winterberry Holly.

Below, a flock is doing a number on our Crabapple Tree.

There are at least eighteen birds in the tree. And twenty-five birds below it.



You can find the rest of the Yard Critter of the Week posts here.

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