Wednesday, February 10, 2010
My son called me to the window this morning as the first flakes of "snowmaggedon" danced through the sky. He said, "Dad, the tree is full of robins."
I'm pretty good at basic birds, and sure enough, the tree was filled with fifteen grey, redbreasted birds with feathers puffing them into wispy balls against the chill wind.
But are they robins? When I enlarged the photos they didn't seem to have the shape of robins. But I'm not familiar with another variety with such a distinctive red breast.
Help from any birders will be appreciated to understand if these are spring birds with their internal clocks awry, or another bird altogether.