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 ~