We’ve had a pair of cardinals hanging out at our bird feeders most of the winter, and a couple of weeks ago I tried to get some photographs of them. Something else surprising showed up in there instead. I’m sorry the photo quality isn’t better, but I had to take the photos through the window.
Is that what I think it is??? Here’s a closer look:
Why yes, I believe that is an American Robin!! The robin has long been heralded as a harbinger of spring in New England, but the truth is some of them do spend the winter here. So as much as I’d like that robin to be a sign that spring is almost here, I’m afraid it’s probably not. Oh well, it was fun seeing it anyway, and imagining that spring is just around the corner, even though it’s single digit wind chills today!
I was so excited about the robin, I never did get the female cardinal in the photo!
2 brown dawgs says
I think the robin is confused…lol.
He must be thinking “WTH” as he sits there shivering in the tree….lol!
Nailah Bone says
Lovely photos! 🙂 I’m going to assume that the Robin is signaling spring is almost here… because I really want it to be! XD
Thank you! I’m with you…if we want it, it will be so, right? 🙂
Dogs N Pawz says
We are so ready for Spring! This weather is crazy!
It seems like almost everyone has just had enough of winter this year. I know some places have had it even worse than we have, so then I feel bad complaining!
I’ve noticed a robin or two hanging around during the winter too. I think they are just trying to trick us. 🙂
We have a pair of cardinals that frequent our yard every year and occasionally I see a bluejay as well. I honestly only recognize these three birds, is that bad?
They’re giving us false hope just like that darn groundhog does sometimes!
I’ve always had an interest in bird-watching, so I know a lot of them. I think you know the important ones anyway! 🙂
Great pictures! I sure do hope spring is coming soon.
Thank you! Fingers crossed, right?
Yay for signs of Spring. I love Winter, but this one has been brutal.
It’s just been too cold this winter….I don’t mind the snow, but the brutal wind chills just get so old after a while.
The Island Cats says
We’ve seen a few robins around here lately…even it it’s still freezing ouside.
You must have a lot of brave ones that are willing to risk the cold!
We’ve had tons of blue-jays… 🙂 Nice pics!
Thanks, Sheryl! I love to hear the blue jays calling…it always reminds me of my childhood in Mass….we really had a lot around then (we see some here but not as many).
Ours is the opposite. Many birds spend the winter here and then go back to the mountains in the summer. So I guess our sign of spring is when the birds start packing up
Have they gotten their suitcases out yet? Just hoping…. 🙂
Roxy the traveling dog says
Very cool. I have never seen a cardinal. We have the cousin, the blue jay here in the west.
We have blue jays too, they are also very pretty.
We had a lot of pretty snow not long ago. I love watching the birds run around in the snow. I try to keep some food out for them during the winter months and get a lot of redbirds coming around.
They are a lot of fun to watch!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Oh I hope spring is coming, great pictures.
Fingers crossed, and thank you!
Donna O. says
That’s a good sign! I haven’t seen any yet in my area though, and we usually get tons. Now I’ll have to keep my eyes open.
Let me know if you see any….I need some hope. 🙂
No signs of spring here and our bird feeder is now half under the snow…it will be weeks!
If the temps would just get a little warmer, it would be fine! It’s just too cold, and I know it’s worse for you than us!
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
Beautiful! One of my fav birds are Cardinals. They are so gorgeous looking. Their red pops so well!
We have Robins during spring quite often here in Canada. I don’t see any during the winter though. They are beautiful as well.
frum our pack at love is being owned by a husky
Cardinals are so beautiful, and the females are also pretty even though their colors aren’t so bright.
I was reading in my bird book that Robins winter “south of Canada” so it makes sense we would see them in winter but you don’t.
So if you see one, it will definitely be a good sign!
mollie and alfie says
Oh WOW, Daddy lub’z berd’z xxoxxxx
Mollie and Alfie
They are so much fun to watch, and most are so beautiful!