Posts Tagged ‘robins’

Robin Central

Rain continues to fall and is gradually increasing. I hear the robins chirping from where I sit by the picture window. A light breeze blows.

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I just realized one of the draws is the abundance of berries on, and fallen from the hackberry trees.

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The  robin actually stood still for a picture.

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Something in the bare spot draws their attention. (Five in the picture)

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A quiet reprieve with a view. Maybe it’s trying to decide where to feed next.

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Berries still remain on the hackberry trees. Maybe this robin prefers a higher perch.

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The sky reflecting in the water drops on the picture window changes the focus of the picture.

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Three-thirty and suddenly all is still … completely still.

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Sumac Berries

I transplanted 2 sumac trees in the lower part of our yard several years ago. They were planted especially for feeding the birds in the winter.

The only reason I think they’re healthier looking than most plants is because it’s lower back there, and they’re down from the septic field. It didn’t look like the birds have started eating them yet.

Droopy leaves on this sumac show signs of stress from the extreme heat and drought. I also wonder about the overall tree drooping.

All the berries are gone on the wild cherry trees in the yard. Leaves on all the hackberry trees are yellowish and wilty looking. Their berries are a strange color and aren’t ripe yet. I wonder if they’ll even ripen.

A flock of cedar waxwings will move in an area in the winter and stay there until all the berries are gone. Robins and bluebirds eat berries in the winter too.