Monday, December 17, 2007
Not only were there dozens of robins in the front yard (as mentioned in the previous post,) but there were dozens in the back yard, as well. I use the past tense because our yard guy's here to cut the grass, so all the birds have moved on to quieter pastures for the time being. There are 7 robins in the top shot, which I had to take through a window. When I opened the door for a better picture of the whole crowd, they all took off (as evidenced by the 13 robins flying in the bottom picture.) Still, nice to see them back again. Although many people consider them "common" birds, they're migratory down here--we only get them for a couple of months--so they're always a delight to see. A bit of an adjustment, however--up in Canada they were a harbinger of Spring. Here in southern Louisiana they're more an indicator of Winter's arrival.