Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Robins at -16 F

An arctic cold front has moved southward, encompassing the plains states and making everyone question the concept of global warming.  Three days ago, it was 62 degrees outside and people were hiking in shorts! Today I woke to -20 and wondered how all the critters that spent the night out could ever survive.

Then I saw him, a big beautiful Robin, sitting on my deck railing and eating the bits of bird food that had spilled when I filled the feeders.  Where did he come from and how could he survive these frigid temperatures?  What a paradox to stand outside, a weak sun shining without heat, listening to a robin sing.

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