The robins are here.I believe some have wintered here.I swear I heard that warning sound that they make when someone is too close to their territory here this winter.
I am going to blog about "my"robin for world bird Wed.,& what led up to, in my mind, the closeness of this bird to me.
A couple of years ago the dh came to me & said,there`s a baby bird on the road up here & I don`t know what to do.I went up & sure enough,here was a baby robin who could not fly,but was large enough to survive if someone helped him off the road.The parents were above us,chirping a sad chirp,a blue jay waited to see what I was going to do.I know he was the reason that the bird fell to the ground.
I could not see the nest,so I picked him up & moved him in the woods by his parents but under a tree I knew I could find again if I had to.I came in & looked on the internet to see what I should do.Most everything I read said I was to do exactly what I did,allow the parents to care for him.When I went back to check,the parents had moved him.
We would go away & come home & parked at the bank of the forest where we always do,& we could see the parents rifting through the leaves,we guessed, feeding the wayward baby.
Later on in the years,& years to come,I noticed a robin with a wierd feather would follow me abou the yard.He would come so close I could almost pick him up.I like to imagine he is the baby we helped out.That will be one question I`ll ask God when I see Him.
This robin finally got a mate & they raised 2 clutches of little ones last year.They love to "decorate"their nests with all sorts of things,ribbons,goat fleece,walmart plastic bags.I would love to know if anyone else has ever seen this robin.I anxiously wait for him every year.