Sunday, February 22, 2015

American Robin redbreast. . . . . . . . . .



This special bird has become a fixture in my Winter garden.
Never leaving despite rain, wind, sleet, and a severe ice storm last week.
It stands motionless on the grass at times, or pecks around under the feeder.  
Sits on the bare branches of the fig tree, hops on to the suet feeder for a 
quick snack, even takes a drink or a quick bathe in the chilly bird bath. 
Looking out the dining room window on Friday I managed to get this special
closeup when it was drinking from the fountain by the front porch.
It warms my heart and makes me feel quite honored to have this 
one lone robin sharing my home all these months. 
I just hope it finds a mate come Spring!
"The robin flew from his swinging spray of ivy on to the top of the wall and he 
opened his beak and sang a loud, lovely trill, merely to show off. 
Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off - and 
they are nearly always doing it."

~ Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden ~


12 comments:

  1. fabulous picture. I always worry about my backyard critters when we have severe winter weather. Everything seems to have disappeared this year. Enjoy the day!

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  2. Beautiful photo of your robin. Love the quote too.
    We have had robins in the garden lately in fact our big tree
    was quite full of them a couple days ago. My "live-in gardener"
    was even amazed. xoxox Happy Sunday! m

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  3. You captured some wonderful photos of this robin. I can't wait until I start seeing them back in my neighborhood again. A sure sign of spring!

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  4. Wow! That is a tremendously good shot, Mary!

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  5. Dear Mary,

    Such a beautiful little bird! You captured it wonderfully. I never manage. By the time I have my camera, the bird has flown :-) When I look at your robin, I realise it's a lot larger than the robins. They are really tiny over here.

    I hope the rain and cold will leave you soon, to make room for spring flowers in the garden!

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog too.

    Sending a hug and wishing you a lovely week!

    Madelief x

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  6. I have never known a Robin to eat from a feeder but then they migrate south in the winter. In Summer there are plenty of worms.

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  7. Can you teach me how to get such lovely bird photographs?! Mine always turn out blurry -- perhaps the birdies like to pose much nicer for you? Haha! Or perhaps our kitties that watch through our windows always scare them off!! We've had many Robins pecking around our front lawn lately, too. So chubby and adorable! xx

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  8. You can almost imagine how soft this little Robin is. What a wonderful photo, Mary. I hope it finds a little mate, too and lives happily ever after in your garden.

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  9. Our property is blessed with many Robins the entire year. They always follow me in the garden, especially when I'm digging as they know worms will make an appearance. I call them my garden companions :)

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  10. Such a special garden visitor. I too hope he finds a mate this spring. He will be happily puylling worms from the ground soon, I hope. Great photos!

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  11. Oh I agree - robins are always good to have around. In northern California we had hundreds that overwintered - and sometimes the bare trees would look like they were full of decorations.

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