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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

World’s Fattest Robin

Robin in the cherry tree,
Sing a little song for me.
–Laura and Susan’s nursery song from “The Baby Tapes,” c. 1964

I wish I were a better photographer, because this guy is huge! I was sitting (here) at my dining room table writing and I looked out my window at the neighbor’s lawn. I thought at first that their was a rust-colored ball sitting there, which would not be that odd because she has four kids. But a rust-colored ball? Then I thought it was maybe a pair of balled-up socks. I looked closer and saw that it was a harbinger of spring. Big time!

3 comments

i wish i could see it better . . . sometimes birds just puff up their feathers in the cold, making them look about four times as large as they are.

— added by juniper pearl on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 1:10 pm

That is so funnny that you wrote about the robins. We had a huge flock in our backyard today and they were all very fat indeed!

— added by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 10:42 pm

A robin already?!!

We haven’t even had a good snow storm yet!

— added by Erin on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 11:31 pm

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