Harbingers of Spring

We have not had enough snow in New Mexico this winter.  We have not imageexperienced six feet of snow as did the northeastern part of the United States.  We did not have an ice storm that essentially shut down the city for much of a week as has happened in part of the country. Four to eight inches of snow were forecast over this past weekend.  Although it was spitting snow for a while we had no noticeable accumulation.

I stepped out on the back deck Sunday morning and I heard a chorus of birds singing loudly and beautifully.  We have a heated bird bath mounted on the deck and it was very busy.  The bird bath was visited by mountain chickadees and black-capped chickadees, sparrows, pine siskins and house finches, all of which we see consistently through the winter months.

imageThe special visitors yesterday were a group of robins cavorting in the bird bath in spite of the gray, frigid, windy conditions.  Once the robins have arrived, can spring be far behind?

Overnight temperatures are in the teens.  I hope those robins have adequate protection from the cold.

5 thoughts on “Harbingers of Spring

  1. susieshy45 February 24, 2015 / 5:48 am

    Beautiful picture and the robins do look pretty and happy, in spite of the frigidity around. Where do they live in the winter ?


  2. Ann GrubbsnCritters February 24, 2015 / 10:25 am

    The robins look so delicate. Beautiful creatures though and nothing like chirping of the birds waking you up in the morning vs honking of cars and traffic zooming by! 🙂


  3. Ginny February 24, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    LOVE your photos of the birds coming to visit. We have been having below freezing temps here in Michigan. I can’t wait for the Robins to come back. That is a sure sign of Spring. Love and miss all the birds. Even the cardinals have been hibernating this year.


  4. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature February 24, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Pretty photos. I do worry about the critters – both the lack of snow, and the climate weirdness. I love robins.


  5. swimsonemile February 25, 2015 / 3:39 am

    Nothing says spring like a robin chirping. Nice pics!


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