Random Inkings

January 26, 2008

Poor confused robins

Filed under: Uncategorized — Little Miss @ 10:46 am
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Today, it is supposed to snow. Actually, more like this evening, and in some areas they are predicting about two inches. It’s friggin’ cold outside. The robins around here however don’t listen to the news, nor do they read the garden thermometer I’ve so kindly placed on the back fence. This morning, I went downstairs to refill my coffee, and there were no less than twenty robins of varying sizes in my back yard gorging on the frozen moss that has accumulated over what should be a lawn. When I moved toward the window, they all flew up toward my roofline and it sounded like something from an Alfred Hitchcock movie.

Akira, the black cat, however, is having a field day. She’s running from window to window to spy on them and make little cat growling, clucking noises at them.

I love my back yard because it borders a natural growth protected area and when the weather starts getting nicer, I see all sorts of birds: finches – black, yellow, white – bluebirds, cardinals, robins, hummingbirds, and the standard household variety starlings and crows. One time a finch even landed on the edge of my second story window and tried to get inside. Dumb bird.

I guess the lack of my tending to my back yard – the rotten leaves from fall, the soggy grass, the moss that has frozen all over, and the dead rosebuds  – have turned into a great feeding ground for the wildlife. As long as the raccoons stay away, I’m okay with it.



  1. This is a funny and beautiful description– even though it is “friggin’ cold.”

    Comment by moonbeammcqueen — January 26, 2008 @ 7:36 pm | Reply

  2. @ moonbeam: I say that all the time. Friggin’ this, friggin’ that. I have to watch myself now around my little grandson Cayden.

    Comment by Little Miss — January 26, 2008 @ 11:13 pm | Reply

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