The birds are starving and desperate. Endless snow has made them almost totally reliant on us. We have our “family” and we feed them constantly all day – our reward is that they are delightful to watch from the kitchen window.
There is a good supply of starlings who argue amongst themselves or gang up against anyone (Mr Blackbird holding his own there).
He can be quite ferocious and it is interesting to watch the “pecking order”.
(there also about 5 Mrs Blackbirds around who are fat and plain and freeloaders).
I am very fond of a blackbird.
And then there is the star of the show ……
Mr Robin (I think he is a he – but I am no expert)!
I am determined to get a Christmas card(s) out of him so I spend much of my time waiting by the kitchen window.
(this is my absolute most favourite robin photo, ever!)
All the birds are an excellent diversion while we eat our lunch. They are becoming brave and will mostly stick around when anyone goes out with more food.
They make a nice change from the horse hard-work.