Posted by: atowhee | December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas, Robins

Aroiund the first of December we began getting sub-freezing nights.  Every night.  December 4 i took this picture of the dime-diameter crabapples on the small tree inside our garden where its protected fron ravaging deer. Since then the little fruit have frozen very jnight.  We’ve had a droughty Decenmber so it is sunny and slightly warmer every day.  Freeze, thaw, freeze thaw. Thus did Nature pulverize the hard, waxy little crabapples. Yesterday, just before Christmas weekend the Robins decided the repast was ready.  A small flock descended on our garden from Lithia Park acrosss the street.  Here csme the Robins, there went the cradapples, perhaps a hundred or a few more. Merry Christmas, Robins.  See you around.

This is a Robin year.  I saw at least 500 of them on the ground, along a small srping branch, in the air. all around  Emigrant Lake yesterday afternoon.


  1. Merry Christmas back to you, may your life list grow fowl thru 2012

  2. Merry Christmas Harry! You opened up the world of birding to us this Fall, and we are grateful. Happy 2012 to you and your family, Rick and Joan

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