Saturday, January 18, 2014
I apologize for the poor picture, but it was taken through the Patio Door and in a hurry so the bird wouldn't fly away. I had been trying to get his picture for a good two weeks now.
I think Mr. Robin is confizzled (confused) - there is about 30 inches of snow on the ground (even tho the patio looks clear). He's been coming to eat from one of the pans of bird seed I have on the patio for our feathered friends.
A robin in Wisconsin in January is NOT NORMAL. It's not totally rare as every winter someone sees a Robin or two or three somewhere around here. But as old as I am, I have never had one in my backyard at this time of the year -- March yes -- January no! I think this manbird must have ignored Mrs. Robin when she said to take off and head South two months ago! ha ha - they'll do it every time. (Nothing personal Mario's Dad!)
We've had SNOW every day for the past week (except for today). Mainly just enough to have to deal with it. We are so thankful to have Mr. J taking care of our snow removal. This past week he was here sometimes twice a day just trying to keep on top of it. Now Monday we plunge into the deep freeze again.
Thanks for stopping by,