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Monday, March 5, 2012

Mr. Robin



A sure sign of spring, right?  Although we had big beautiful snow flakes softly floating from the sky today.  Robins don't eat seed from the feeders, but they will eat the old crab apples still hanging on the trees.  When it's warmer, their diet consists of worms (15 feet of them a day!) bugs, grubs, and even small frogs!
I guess it's a good thing the kittens aren't too small any more! ha.
And I wished he would have yawned! :)


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  1. Was this taken through the window? Wow!

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    2. Okay, Grammar Nazi says "That should have been 'Were these taken through the window?' " but... Damn, girl!

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    3. what does Grammar Nazi say about that typo? ha.

      and yes, they were taken from my kitchen window like all the others! pretty cool, huh? I love how you can see his whiskers hanging over his beak in the first one!

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    4. oh...hahaha...grammar nazi deleted it! lol...

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    5. Fixed the typo! :P

      And by the way, doll... It's always nice to know that some people appreciate whiskers!

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    6. I seem to be talking about them a lot lately! lol....

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    7. Foxes have whiskers, too. Well, this Fox does, anyway...

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    8. You don't say! I suppose if I talk about my cat Mustache, you'll say you have one of those, too? haha.

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  2. And fourth... Lather, rinse, repeat...

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    1. Silver, there isn't a prize for being 1st through fourth. lol.

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    2. Oh, no? Too bad. I had a few things I was going to ask for...

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    3. Yeah, I'll bet you can. Oh gosh...

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    4. Yeah didn't you know in order for a prize to come from her hive
      You have to be one through five..haha

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    5. Yeah he only needed one more
      to get through the prize door! ha.

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  3. Just Beautiful!!!
    I love it when the Robins arrive.
    It never fails to make me smile and stop and watch them in the yard.

    Thanks for posting that little bird.
    It's really really lovely.
    Have you ever considered submitting some of your lovely photo to a magazine?

    In Him,
    Grace

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    1. thanks Grace...it's great to see you! ;)

      I did look at Birds and Blooms online site but didn't see any place you could contact them or submit photos. I didn't go any further than that. I'd love to know if they are good enough for someone to be interested!

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  4. ok...before the grammar nazi gets me...tee hee
    "lovely photographs"... not "lovely photo"

    Grace lolol

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    1. Grace, I guess he's going to be kind to you and ignore any errors! haha. Although, I do think 'photo' is perfectly acceptable! :)

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    2. Grammar Nazi sez: Grace gets an A for effort!

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  5. Wow - that second shot is just gorgeous! His feathers are beautiful!

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    1. He did pose quite nicely, didn't he? :)

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  6. looking for batman? smiles....great shots....and def a sign of spring...if we dont get the snow they are calling for tomorrow...

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    1. of course...what's a robin without him!?

      well, I know you love snow like me, but you did get your sledding in, so maybe it's time for spring to arrive?

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    2. Batman stopped hanging around Robin, cuz people were starting to talk. Batman would much rather associate with someone like, say, Wonder Woman... Very much.

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    3. Is that right? Well, Superman, I guess you would know the latest super hero gossip! :) Can't blame Batman, actually. Wonder Woman is a beauty.

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    4. Superman? That's a bat on my chest, silly girl... although I'd rather have Wonder Woman on my chest, or maybe snuggled up with her face burrowed into my neck... cuz you're right, she is a beauty!

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    5. Just seeing if you're awake, Zoro. (...ducks)

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  7. Oh. my. goodness! those are such wonderful shots of Mr. Robin, Betsy!! I was hoping for that yawn, too! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. maybe Mr. Robin needed more robins around to yawn...it's that social bonding thing, you know. ha.

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  8. Is it me or does he have gray feathers (old bird?)?
    It is amazing what you see from wonderful, close up pictures. Great details.

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    1. yes, I think you're right! Maybe he's Grandpa Robin! hahaha.

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    2. Christine ~ I'm still loving your kitchen cupboard redo, btw. :)

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    3. Thank you!
      We worked on the otherside today. Posting sometime later.

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    4. nice! And I'm curious about the oven/stove....whatever you did there! :)

      When we get Taylor out of college, I get to redo our kitchen. We have duct tape holding some things together! lol.

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    5. Have you seen all the different colors and styles duct tape comes in? You could get really creative.

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    6. No, I haven't! But I don't want it to look TOO good, or The Mister will say it looks too good to replace! lol...

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    1. thanks, Gloria! Do you have any kinds of robins in Chile?

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    2. Yes I saw Betsy but never so close yesterday IO saw a beauty bird but I cant take some picture (with the cel) because I dont have camera you know

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    3. hope your baby doves are doingn well. :)

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    4. I arrive 1 hour ago but here is so darkness now I cant see them!

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    5. I'm looking forward to spring here and the birds nesting. I love to watch them build the nests...so fun!

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    6. betsy the spring will arrive soon You will see, ahh the time is so fast

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    7. that is SO true! Wasn't it just Christmas? haha. You will soon see fall...my favorite!

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    8. I love fall! we have today 34° C is horrible believe me:(

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    9. I think that is why so many people love fall...that amazing drop in temperatures with the lovely colors. It's a wonderful change from the heat! Summer is my least favorite...I hate being hot...although I love summer food!

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    10. About I only love SWIM fisrt and second FRUITS especially berries!I hate beingo hot too!

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    11. oh yes, swimming...wonderful! We have put a pool up in the back yard for years (above ground kind) and the boys loved it but the last two years hardly would get in it! So last summer The Mister wouldn't put it up. I missed it. I'm going to try to talk him into trying it again...it's good for the boys to get outside and away from their computers! ha. Maybe they will like it again.

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    12. Well the more swim here is me:) when we arrived to this house have a pool but in bad type but was fix and now is good.
      The kids stay too much time in the computer:))

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    13. Your pool sounds very nice! I'd love to have an in-ground pool! I wonder if we could keep the cats out? haha.

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    14. Betsy dont porblem the cats dont like water I know! But dogs yes, Rex /that you see always when I swim wait for me in the border (lol) now is beside me

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    15. aw, that's cute. Do you ever let them get in the pool? So sweet he's there with you now.

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    16. No when I swim he only wait beside me, I dont know why but he drink the water of the pool Ha!

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    17. That is so cute. It's hot..why not have a drink! Our boys used to drink the pool water when they were young....and the bathtub water, come to think of it! ha.

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  10. oh mygoodness, a ROBIN, weare still in the grips of winter so this is wonderful to see.
    I love your header and I have been meaning to ask, you probably addressed this in a post but i have looked and can`t find it, what is the beverage in the cup, it looks wonderful.

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    1. I know...a robin! He was alone, though and didn't stay long. It is a bit early still...it was snowing today!

      The header is a mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream. Would you like some? I'm serving! :)

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  11. Those photos are amazing! The whiskers...such detail. Yes, spring is coming, and I'm so glad!

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    1. Thanks,Jan. I love his whiskers!

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  12. What gorgeous pictures of a robin. I wish they still traveled through these parts during their migration. Yes, a yawn would have been a good catch.

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    1. yes, I do believe they have started migrating! yay!

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  13. 15 feet of worms a day
    Blah I never want to come back to life as a robin at my bay
    Poor frogs too
    Not only to they have to watch out for lawnmowers in their view
    But Robins from above
    Batman needs to show him how to spread the love
    Hmmm suppose that would be a bad choice though
    Maybe someone from that carebears show..hahaha
    Great shots indeed
    As spring has sprung at your feed

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    1. No, I can't say I'd want to be that bird
      eating worms and frogs sounds absurd.
      I'd rather be a chickadee
      they eat peanuts and seeds.
      But since you are what you eat
      you'll be back clucking
      and some egg laying. lol.

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    2. LOL well if I come back as what I eat
      I guess karma will make me a treat
      For someone elses yap
      Maybe I'll learn how to make my wings flap
      And fly away
      From the chicken coup bay

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    3. ok..but just beware of those rabbits...
      those ones with certain umm...habits.

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    4. hahaha that memory is forever scarred in my brain
      So if I see one I will board another train

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    5. yeah, we wouldn't want any chibbits to come about
      because in this life nuggets filled your gut! ha.

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    6. haha yeah chibbits would not taste as good
      Prob more like rubber or wood

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    7. Oh, I don't know, since rabbit tastes like chicken
      chibbits might be finger lickin'. :)

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  14. I love these wonderful close ups of your first Spring Robin. I haven't seen any around here as yet although our temperatures have been mild.

    I'd also love to have a mug of hot chocolate like the one in your header!
    I am craving something sweet right now.

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    1. It won't be long now and we'll see lots of them...and then it will be too warm for hot chocolate, too! ha.

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    2. It's never too hot for hot chocolate! I sometimes drink it in the summer when I need an afternoon "pick me up"! :)

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    3. Really? haha...well, I'd love the chocolate part but by the afternoon in the summer, I'm pouring my coffee on ice! ha.

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  15. 15 feet of...eewww! there goes my appetite! lol great picture :)

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    1. I know! ha. I think if I were a bird, I would prefer the sunflower seeds!

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  16. That's a beautiful, beautiful robin!! What a stunner!! And great pics too!! Wonderful! Take care
    x

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    1. He is a beauty, isn't he? He isn't around today, but we got snow so I'm sure he's gone to where he can find a better lunch!

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    1. Thanks, Tickle...great to see you, too!

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  18. Absolutely beautiful photos, Betsy! The details you captured are stunning. I live in NW PA and we saw our first robin of the year this weekend too. It's always fun to see the first one.

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    1. Did you? Well, they must be moving back north! And you're right..there is something special about seeing the first one of the season! We woke up to snow this morning, though! ha.

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  19. What a gorgeous picture!! yes - Spring is on the way - don't you just LOVE that!
    Mary x

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    1. I do love spring...but I love winter, too! :)

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  20. I can't wait for Spring! Fantastic pictures!!!

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    1. I think the wait is almost over!

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    1. Me, too! So cute! You can never get that close to see all that detail!

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  22. Oh, such a lovely image, you truly take the most delicate photographs of birds.;) Did I tell you that I love your header image, yummy.;))
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Zuz. I wouldn't mind a mug of that right now myself! :)

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  23. I havent seen any robins yet.But there are sure alot of house finches around.I put down some straw saturday and they went crazy after the snow melted today.They ate some and flew off with some, one on each end of it,lol

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    1. two finches carrying one piece of straw? awww...that is so cute. I guess they have some nest building going on!

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  24. March right out in your yard and tell Grandpa Robin to fly his feathery little tail north. Rebecca wants to see a robin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Oh Grammer Nazi---what are you going to say about all my exclamation points.

    "Ahem, (smoothes mustache) excessive use of punctuation. hee hee

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    1. It snowed overnight and Grandpa Robin disappeared! ha. I imagine he flew south instead of north.

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    2. Well, rats! I could have used a little sign of spring. :)

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    3. It was a fleeting moment. haha. Although my daffodils could bloom in another week. But I really think we will have more winter before spring is actually here to stay.

      How are you? Is it nap time?

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    4. I have one sleeping and 4 awake. :) I'm starting to feel like I have my feet under me again. :) Meal time is still a wild ride tho. :)

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    5. well, I'm glad.

      Hope they all like eggs. :)

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  25. Rebecca, you're safe. The Grammar Nazi doesn't like to attack -- not like real Nazis -- unless there's a fair to middlin' joke he can wring out of an entry.

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    1. I more or less grew up with a Grammer Nazi, my dad was a schoolteacher. Although he focused more on handwriting than grammar. :)

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    2. I don't give a rat's butt about handwriting. I'm even fairly lenient about proper grammar. I even let a few things slide in my own everyday usage. What bugs me is when people use the wrong spellings of certain words -- peak instead of peek, waste instead of waist, etc. -- or confuse words like breath and breathe. And even that doesn't extend to those mistakes in comments and emails, which are often dashed off very quickly.

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  26. I haven't seen my first robin yet, but I'm on the look out for sure. I can hardly wait for you to see a bird yawn...I would love to see that too! Have a wonderful day and don't wear yourself out cleaning. XO

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  27. your robin photos are stunning. such detail. I think the birds are just better there in Ohio!

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