This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

american robin

Cheer-up, cheer-up! My garden workers are returning!

garden birds (Hortus Aves)

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Blogger Nancy J. Bond said...

And what a fine, fat fellow he is! Looks like he overwintered very well. It's so exciting when our friends return.

March 27, 2008 3:01 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Yes he IS fat, isn't he. I was very excited to see him on my "lawn".

Many robins over winter in our area, and maybe he did, but they've been hanging out in flocks in the trees until now. This guy seems to be on his own (staking out his territory?) and listening for worms.

March 27, 2008 3:52 PM

Blogger alec said...

what a plump, robust little bird he is! and so adorable! in my back yard i found 2 bluejays yesterday. i love the harbingers of spring.
-alec, at

March 27, 2008 6:21 PM

Blogger kathy said...

The funny thing was, he stayed in one place for a long time. 15 minutes. Listening for worms maybe? Watching me and my camera? as I was watching him/.....

March 27, 2008 9:49 PM

Anonymous Amy, of Playing in the Dirt said...

A true sign of spring! I'm happy to see the robins have returned to southern Ontario, too.

March 30, 2008 9:14 AM

Blogger Matron said...

Thank you for posting this photo! I posted one of a British robin a while ago and I was giggling at the fact that Julie Andrews had an American robin on her finger in 'Mary Poppins'.. in the middle of London! tee hee! They are both beautiful!

March 31, 2008 2:15 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Hi Matron, I went right away to look at your robin as I am unfamiliar with European robins. A very cute bird. I had to look then up on Wikipedia, which says they are related more to flycatchers rather than our thrush family robins. Thanks!

March 31, 2008 8:55 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Here's the link to Matron's cute little robin.

March 31, 2008 9:53 PM


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