Sunday, July 29, 2012

The birds are back

the past couple of days after the hose runs I've noticed that there are about half a dozen juvenile robins hanging out, looking for worms

it occurred to me that I hadn't seen any of the usual robins, wrens, finches and woodpeckers since about the middle of June

then the brain actually kicked in and I realized why

there is a reason miners took a canary down into the coal mines

the birds are the first to be alarmed by bad air

the Waldo Canyon Fire created a whole lot of that

I'm really happy to hear the wood peckers squabbling again and to see the robins strutting around in the damp grass pulling up the worms

welcome home

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

Wow. Huh. Thank you for making it a hospitable place for the robins and welcoming them home.