During the winter time, the wild birds have a more difficult time foraging for food especially after a good snowfall.We had just a good snowfall this past week. It rained, turned slushy, then snowy. It melted a bit for a day and they we entered a deep freeze. Everything is now coated in a layer of ice. However, I was surprised to find some Canadian Robins in the most unexpected place. They had migrated down from Canada to warmer weather. Much larger, than their American relatives, I could not believe my eyes! Robins in January?!
For the holidays, a dear friend gave us a fresh holly wreath for our front door. As I was walking down the stairs, I noticed that the wreath seemed to have some wildlife in it. As I looked closer, the wreath was full of Robins! At first it was only a few, then at one point there were over 10 Robins on the front door wreath. As fast as they could they gobbled up the ripe red berries. They were hungry. I did not care that they were taking the berries from the wreath. I was just happy that I could provide them with a food source. This was a living wreath in every sense of the word. It was created from living holly branches. It attracted wild life and also provided a food source for them to thrive in the cold.
|The view from my staircase looking out.
|A robin perched on the gutter waits for an in at the wreath.
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