Monday, February 1, 2010

Flocks of robins

The hollies behind the Fran Hanson Discovery Center are being mobbed by robins devouring its fruits this afternoon. I can see the robins from my office window, a constant whirling stream of foraging birds and those waiting their turn in nearby branches. Holly fruits are a mid-winter staple of foraging flocks of fruit-eating birds like robins and cedar waxwings.

(I noticed that I posted about robins singing in mid-February last year. Something to listen for in the coming weeks!)

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