Spring dining


I finally pulled a carpet of noxious weeds from the (empty) flower garden last evening, and this morning I noticed a robin out there grazing.

Poor robins. Their scientific name, Turdus migratorius fortunately means something more high-fallutin than it sounds. Turdus means thrush and it’s a genus with many species….

And, yes, it’s the state bird of Michigan (includes sound files)!


  1. kayak woman says:

    Wonderful picture!!!

  2. Pooh says:

    I was happy to read on and find out that the robin was dining on the “early worm”, and not a recipe for “Robin a l’orange”! It is a great picture.

  3. Sammy says:

    You are both so kind! I guess the house functioned as a blind of sorts, as I shot through the plate glass window…love a long lens, too!