Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Tanning--Not Just for Humans Anymore

Maybe they get tired of our bird seed, but the RSI family doesn't see much in the way of robins after the spring months. There's plenty of jays, cardinals, finches, and chickadees bumping each other off the bird feeders, along with the stray woodpecker or two. I almost forgot about the crows flying in and out of the woods. We can hear an owl hooting from in the trees as well.

Our property is a regular little society of birds. But the robins stay pretty much to themselves.

Maybe they just don't like the company.

That's why I've been surprised lately to sometimes see two or three robins with their stomachs on our driveway with their wings spread out over the gravel. It only happens on sunny days and the robins look for all the world like they were trying to catch some rays.

Tanning. It's Not Just for Humans Anymore.

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