Saturday, March 06, 2010

Harbingers of Spring

It seems like suddenly there is a lot of bird activity on my property. 

I'll take that as another sign of spring.

I've especially noticed that robins are everywhere. They seem to be the predominant ones right now.

Sometimes there are just two or three, and then eventually they seem to congregate more and more.

Then there are scores of them. If robins are a sign of spring, then it's being shouted out loud and clear around here.

It's almost hitchcockian, though, seeing them gathering up on the bare trees in larger and larger numbers. I took a picture of the tree below with three times as many robins in it.

I had some great shots--I think I took almost a hundred pictures today. Then when I went inside to download my images, I realized I had never put the card into my camera. Duh!


Darla said...

We've been seeing the Robins too. so sad about the memory card!!

Deborah said...

Yeah, silly me. I had some amazing shots there. I did my best to make it up before I lost the light, but the ones that got away were better.

Amy said...

We have been having a lot of birds, too. You do have a lot of robins! It is nice to hear the birds again in the morning. Have a good day!

Deborah said...

Yes, it is nice. Have a great day too.

debsgarden said...

Hi, the birds are very active here, too. We have lots of robins, cardinals, and mockingbirds. And a pair of bluebirds making a nest in our bluebird house!

Deborah said...

I haven't seen bluebirds on my property, but I have seen them in the neighborhood.