Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Out like a Lion

This was the scene in one of my only flowering crabs that still had a bit of fruit last Wednesday.

Two dominant robins fed off the last few fruits and fought off all comers until the fruit was gone as well as their reason to fight. As soon as they settled down about 20 robins landed in the tree and 15 more on the ground pictured here. They all seemed to be pondering "what now" as the blizzard continued.

This cold spell has lasted a full week and seems to have killed off some early spring arrivals such as Woodcock, Tree Swallows, and Eastern Phoebes. The weather is looking better for the end of the week with highs returning to the 40's and hopefully better conditions for the birds.