I may be the only person in Alberta (Canada? North America?) to have failed to see a robin so far this spring…my hubby says there was one looking for something in the grass beneath the Schubert chokecherry in front of our window the other day, but of course, I was at work at the time and missed it.
This northern flicker we spotted yesterday sure made me smile, though – as did the sight of the dry! patch of grass the little one was digging around in.
Have a very happy Monday!
I felt the same way here. The Robins seemed to be trickling back very slowly and I only caught a couple of glimpses. Finally, this weekend they seem to be everywhere and hard to miss. Out singing for rain to morning. Soon for you I bet!
Love the flicker picture. We’ve had one in the neighbors yard for a while pecking at a mostly dead tree. But just Saturday the tree got cut down. Hope he finds a new home in the area.
It’s funny, up until a couple of years ago, I had never seen a northern flicker – now they seem to be completely “urbanized” around here. I wonder if I just failed to notice them all that time, or if there really are more of them.
The robins are smart…I guess they’re just waiting for a longer stretch of warm weather to arrive in droves. They don’t want to take a chance on the bad weather returning! 🙂 I’m glad you’re seeing lots of them there!
I don’t recall seeing them here until last year either. Maybe they’re changing their habitat a bit?
That’s the first Flicker I’ve ever seen. What a lovely bird.
Aren’t they pretty? They have such beautiful patterning and colouration. Definitely easy to identify, which I like in a bird. 🙂
robins galore here but would swap a couple for your Flicker -lovely!
I knew everyone but me was seeing tons of robins! It’s like they’re avoiding me…. 😉 The flickers are gorgeous, aren’t they?
I was happy to see my first robin this weekend.
It’s such a delight to spot that first one of the year! 🙂
We’ve noticed over the past week that the robins have arrived here in NH. Hopefully some will keep heading to you. 🙂
I sure hope so…I’m happy that you’re getting them there! 🙂
Saw a robin a couple of weeks ago but haven’t seen one since. Maybe they all changed their mind.
Oh, I hope not! There can’t be any more bad weather in store, can there? We’ve had enough…..
What a lovely bird. I am sure you will see a robin soon. 🙂
I hope so! It seems like an essential part of spring…. 🙂
The robins have been active around here lately. I really enjoy watching them hop around. The northern flickers will hang around for a few weeks then disappear for a month or two. They are beautiful birds.
The northern flickers have such exquisite patterning, they really stand out.
We have robins, too! And the geese are all passing through, honking their fool heads off!
The geese definitely announce their arrival! Love them!