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First Robin Sighting January 7, 2018

Filed under: Bird Identification,Birds,Robins — Janet @ 6:13 pm

After 2 rather dull days of light rain there was a break this morning and the birds came out.  I think one was a robin high in the tree in our neighbor’s garden.  A majestic medium size bird with a bright orange breast.

american_robin_4  photo credit: Google




First Bird Seen Today March 25, 2015

Filed under: Birds,Robins — Janet @ 6:10 pm

How does the rhyme go?  Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight?That’s how I feel about birds.  If I could recognize their calls and songs I could add “hear” to that little ditty.  Well before daybreak there is a regular cacophony out there.

I think the first bird I saw today was a robin.    IMG_6397  photo and text from the Stokes book again.    IMG_6400

IMG_6399     IMG_6398

(sorry I can’t get these photos to align properly)

My sighting was at quite a distance so I can’t be sure.  The only visitor to the back deck has been one of the numerous squirrels that run around here.  The squirrels are practically constant visitors.