Thursday, March 24, 2011

Is this Spring?

Trying to stay warm!

Hey, is it Spring yet? You wouldn't know it from the cold weather we're experiencing in southern Wisconsin today. American Robins were greeted with unpleasant temperatures early this morning. Though I cannot speak robin, their loud squeaks and thurps outside my bedroom window sounded like appropriate complaints. Fewer robins foraged in the frost-covered courtyard grass and sought berries and birdseed instead. Once the sun rose over the apartment building, the robins stopped feeding and took up positions where they could warm themselves for awhile.

Courtyard birds 3/24/11:

Canada Goose
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
American Robin
European Starling
Song Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

American Robin © 2011 Mike McDowell


  1. Trying to stay warm? Here in Central Wisconsin we got 18 inches of wet snow that turned to icey snow and has covered EVERYTHING...drove to Kewaunee and saw many small flocks of Robins beneath sumac trees(can barely be any nutrition there), and there is NO bare ground-those robins sure hate landing on snow...cold weather continues.

  2. You should write about it on your blog!