Our spring this year has been less than stellar. Over the weekend we had rain, snow, sleet, and wind. For the most part, the Robins have not let this deter them from what they have to do. They are flitting about, chirping, finding mates (I’m sure) and just generally being good sports.
However, I looked out the kitchen window to see this poor thing puffed up as big as it could get. I had to laugh! (oops, sorry little fella).
His friend did not seem to be too amused either.
Easy for me to laugh. When I went to bed last night I had on two pairs of socks, and two extra blankets. This was after I had a hot bath. I was warm and toasty.
I have no shame. As the birds return from their winter vacations in the south we are preparing to board a plane tomorrow and head to a place where the temperature is 31C. See you poor guys in two weeks! Things had better be improving by the time we return . . .
World Bird Wednesday at The Pine River Review
the first pic in particular is really gorgeous…safe travels
I love that profile in the first photo. Safe travels, soak up some sun :)
happy travels to you! poor little robins…
Cottage and Broome says
Great shots of the birdies, I hope you warm up! Laura
Robins are great and i love your photos!
Susan @ Sunflower Status says
Sounds like you have the right idea! I LOVE these pictures! The robins are so fluffy!
Oh poor little guy!
Hopefully spring will be here for sure soon.
These are wonderful photographs Barb.
Wishing you a great evening!
Connie Smiley says
Barb, sorry he’s cold, but it sure made for a stunning photo. Hope you have a terrific trip!
I got a few shots like this a couple of weeks ago too, they are SO puffed up, you are right! Do you know why? I thought maybe they were pregnant! Really really cute shots!!!
Oh, he makes me shiver just to look at him. I love in the winter when all of the birds puff up to keep warm … they look like little stuffed toys and make adorable pictures like yours.
I operate in Fahrenheit, so I had to stop and think about 31 degrees Centigrade … so you are going to a warmer climate. Sounds like a great plan. Enjoy …
Andrea @ From The Sol
Thsy are such tough guys!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
Crafty Gardener says
lovely photos, I think it is us rather than the birds that feel that cold spring weather
Wonderful images and yes it looks so cold… enjoy the warmth of your break.. xx
Poor little guy, he certainly looks cold! Have a safe trip.
EG CameraGirl says
It’s amazing the hardships they can survive. :))
Poor cold little birds. That is terrible weather. I hope you enjoy your holiday in the sun!
Those are gorgeous shots, Barb! I’ve never seen a robin that puffed up! Beautiful!
The first pic is amazing!!Have a great trip!!!
Hanne Bente says
Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk
Beautiful photos of this sweet bird!
Mary Howell Cromer says
If you ever got to hold one in hand, it is just amazing how light they are, just fluffs of feathers, a huge heart and beautiful voice and oh so much more~
Modesto Viegas says
Good capture, nice bird!!!
Great captures of the chilly Robins!
The perfect illustration to your sad story!
Those poor little birds. They sure are cute though. Enjoy your vacation :)
There seem to be a lot more Robins than usual here in my neck of the woods. They love my new birdbath. I have yet to get a good photo of them though. These you got are so pretty. I LOVE how they are all puffed up….they must be grateful for those down jackets they carry around with them!
Mikko Tyllinen says
Eaton Bennett says
What a little sweetheart, very nicely captured. :))
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