Saturday, February 03, 2007

Robin Spa

Yes, the NW groundhog saw his shadow yesterday. And just to ensure we got the message, the beautiful clear skies we've had for a week are gone and it's sprinkling. So much for a little digging today.

On the other hand, the robins have been everywhere today. I was happy to see these two make use of the little garden pond off our patio and dining room. It isn't especially bird friendly, but the robins used the water plant stalks in their winter state to let them do a little bathing. I stuck the two tree branches in during the snowy weather since the pond did not freeze near the little bubbler, but the bird baths did.

The pond was in place when we moved here. It was very grown over and we've only tried to keep it a little more maintained.

I'd like to change out the invasive ground cover around most of it and come up with a wildlife & gardener pleasing plan this year. This is where the frog and dragon flies lived last summer so it must have some qualities they liked.


Sheila said...

I love robins. It's nice when they make themselves so at home and you can observe them this closely.

RUTH said...

Fabulous photos. I love it when I'm doing a bit of digging in the garden and the robins sit waiting to have a mooch about in the freshly dug soil

Libbys Blog said...

Robins are such friendly little birds. Great photos!

mrsnesbitt said...

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr felt cold looking at the fantastic photos!

Helpmate said...

We've had robins in our yard, as well. The didn't travel far, did they?

Wildflower Cabin said...

What great robin photos! They are such friendly garden birds. I'm so glad we have them all year long here.