Are you dreaming of spring?
Early last week I spotted a robin near the front yard. Can you tell it was a cold day?
A robin dreaming of spring…
I noticed the robins don’t ever seem to visit my bird seed supplies. They’re waiting patiently for the ground to thaw and yield up big juicy worms, I guess. My wait for the ground to thaw and yield up green grass and flowers is not as patient as February slowly passes.
Our weather confuses this one. On warmer days, he’ll pop his head out and glance about looking for the signs of spring. On colder ones, he mostly stays hidden although one day he did chatter at me quite annoyed with our endless winter (mild by many standards but not mild enough for his liking). He’s another one who ignores my bird-seed offerings.
A slow week for birding around here…
I ran out of bird-seed and didn’t get a chance to get to the store (not because of weather) until Friday. The squirrel was quite happy to gorge himself on seed once again. A cardinal and a little sparrow managed to get a turn at least. I’ve noticed a snowbird hangs out while the squirrel is eating, cleaning up his crumbs.
On Valentine’s Day, I talked my husband into driving over to a pair of local lakes where Trumpeter Swans were supposed to be hanging around. No luck.
Other birds spotted this week:
Bluejays, more sparrows and snowbirds, the neighborhood hawk circling a block over, a hawk watching the lake roads, the red-bellied woodpecker, and a few cardinals.
Hopefully, soon spring will arrive with a few more birds and better weather to sit out and watch them.
What birds did you spot last week? Are you dreaming of spring?
Joining in the bird depot link up hosted by Anni over at I’d Rather Be Birdin’.