There are lots of robins now, finding what they can to sustain themselves until the worms come up from the thawing earth. The one pictured was rather reluctantly, I think, eating sumac berries, a wildlife food of last resort (use the Blog search engine for more information on sumac). Yesterday morning I heard the unmistakeable call of red winged blackbirds, which Peterson's describes as "a gurgling konk-laree," but I couldn't see them. This morning Tina up on Tenth and Wilson told me they have been eating sunflower seeds at her feeder.
I took our feeders down when we went on vacation and did not put them back up, thinking the bears would get them, but the first bear I have heard of was just seen a day or two ago up on the golf course. Joan said she saw a
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