Saturday, January 22, 2011

So Many Robins



There are so many robins this winter; more than I have ever seen! I don't recall seeing this many at one time, even during spring. I picked up my daughter from work yesterday and the trees were full of robins! It was a frigid day with single digit temperatures and wind chills below zero. The robins were all puffed up trying to keep warm. They look so fat!


Here at my own home I have had large flocks of robins eating from the Bradford pear tree. The berries on my tree are almost gone.


We have quite a bit of winter left, I hope the robins will be able to find plenty of food. Between the starlings and the robins the trees in the surrounding area are almost stripped clean.


I do hope this is a sign of early spring. I am so ready for it!

23 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow,a Robin tree! I do hope this is a sign of an early spring.I too am more than ready for it.It's been a long,cold winter.
Blessings,Ruth

LDH said...

My husband, just a few days ago, commented about all of the robin's we are seeing. I don't think we ever had robin's in the winter.

Lovely photos!

Carolyn said...

Hi Robin,
I remember one January day last year we had dozens of robins come to our garden-I had never seen so many at one time before. this year I haven't seen any.
I love all the beautiful bird shots on your wreath.
Have you ever gone to visit Carol at Flowerhill Farm(blog)- I think you might be kindred spirits!

Take care,
Carolyn

Michelle said...

Beautiful pictures.

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful pictures, wonderful visitors on cold winter days. Take care, Jen.

Pamela Gordon said...

So many robins! I thought they'd be farther south. Great pictures. I also peeked down your postings and absolutely love the wreaths you made to fee the birds. What beautiful pictures you captured of so many different ones. You should send them in to Birds and Blooms magazine (is it still around?). Thanks for sharing today.
Pamela

Lisa Rusczyk said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the close ups! I love taking pictures of birds, but they move! ;)

Lisa

From: http://charlie-the-cavalier.blogspot.com/

nita said...

What a beautiful sight, I love robins, the ones we get here are much smaller and normally you only see one at a time.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We too have had lots of Robins forced into town to the berry trees since there is so much snow cover. Poor things. Your photos capture their look of being cold. Hopefully they have enough energy to fly south if it stays like this much longer.

Catherine said...

I think Robin's are a sign of spring ~ I don't think I will be seeing them anytime soon where I live!

Thanks for sharing yours!
xo Catherine

Janet said...

With all the birds I have down here in SC, I am surprised I haven't seen any Robins. Maybe they aren't the woodland type. Love your photos, as always.

Rosemary said...

Hopefully the robins know something we don't I so hope winter ends early since it started so early.

Diana said...

All those robins - that's just amazing. And as always, your photos are fabulous. I hope your puffy little friends keep finding food sources in all the cold. I wish we had robins here, but I have lots of cardinals that provide us with those wonderful bursts of color in the winter woods.

Jennifer said...

My mom always said robins were a sign of spring (and she knew everything!!) I saw ONE yesterday and thought it was special. Those are wonderful pics..thanks for sharing.

Jayne said...

Last year that Thankgiving, I saw the first and only robin I have ever seen in our garden! I love your photo of the robin tree - amazing!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

All those robins sitting in the tree look like little Christmas ornaments...so lovely!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hello Robin, beautiful photos, I like every single one. Oh, the Robins... spring is around the corner. :)

Hugs & Blessings
~*~ Wendy ~*~

Cameron said...

Being optimistic and hope that the robins represent an early spring!

cindy said...

Mom always said that when you saw Robins it was a sure sign of Spring that it was on its way. Your pictures are very lovely.

Kerri said...

How cool to have so many! We usually have quite a few but our count is down from last year. I guess they are all hanging out at your house :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

We have seen large flocks of Robins this month too. They travel with flocks of cow birds here.

Love your pictures!
Penny

Naturegirl said...

Robin such a pleasant sight seeing so many Robins at one time...are they chirping as they do in Spring?
I sure hope they all survive the winter ok.They are my favorite bird..named my daughter after the "Robin"

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Great photos!