Monday, March 14, 2011

Hungry for Spring

A sure sign that spring is near
is when the hungry birds arrive.

Last week the cedar waxwings arrived.   

Usually about the first week of March a large flock lands in my next-door neighbor's bur oak tree...

and then promptly devours the berries on their 
Possumhaw holly tree below.

And this week the robins arrived.   

A wave of robins descended in my backyard 
and gobbled up earthworms.

To learn about the American Robin Migration Tracking Project
click here

I hope the birds...and spring...will be arriving in your area soon!

Toni :-)


  1. Yeah! It really is spring.

    Thanks for the link to the migration site... very fun. I have only seen a flock of waxwings once, but it was amazing.


  2. I have to get something growing around my building to draw the birds in. I sure do miss them.

  3. I've been seeing a lot of birds lately, the waxwings came by a couple weeks ago, the robins are happy and unfortunately, the grackles showed up yesterday...I promptly took the feeder down so they wouldn't get too comfortable!