Well, there's not a whole lot been going on to tell yas about right now, well 'cept for one tale that I don't have the time for at the mo'. But in the meantime, here's something for you to think about...
We have a pair of American Robins visiting us once again this Spring. I'd like to think it is the same pair from the last few years. The winter was brutal, Spring isn't off to the best start and birds like these could really use your help. They are fruit and insect eaters, and as you can imagine, such finds right now are pretty scarce.
Angie and I set out old Blueberries for them. Actually, we toss them out on to the back lawn and the pair give chase to them. It's fun to watch them run after a berry, grab it, gobble it up or sometimes poke and probe at it prior to eating.
I've not gone out and taken many pics of them yet, well not with any Blueberries, but trust me they are at it again like previous years.
Here is the male from this morning...
And the female...
Perhaps next time you open your fridge and notice some old berries on the shelf, take them out to your backyard. Or if you don't have a backyard, the local park would do. It's not only the Robins that may take to the berries, other birds enjoy them too, as I've seen Northern Cardinals steal them. Squirrels also enjoy the fruity snacks. Help the critters out while we wait for Spring to really spring. They most certainly would appreciate it!
I blogged about our visiting Robins last year, check it out here.
Here's my favorite photo I got of one of them last Spring.
It would do your soul some good if you get to witness the birds come in and enjoy the fruit you leave out for them. And it's natural, no mess, unlike some bird seeds if you worry about such things.