Thursday, January 9, 2014

Snow Birds Arriving Daily

Many folks around the world have heard about the weather here in the US over the past week. Here in Central Florida we have, as usual, avoided most of the unpleasantness and have just put on an extra sweater and an extra blanket. Today is warmer, cloudy with intermittent rain showers.

I took the opportunity between downpours to walk to the mailbox. Just outside my door, however, I was met with the sight of the latest arrivals from the frigid north.
 Nothing like a soak in the hot tub after a long flight. For my British friends, these are American Robins, which are quite different from your Robin Redbreast.

3 comments:

Nancy J said...

Any good bird would know to fly to a warmer clime, and nothing better then a warm bath, Lovely video. Cheers from Jean

Julie Fukuda said...

I wonder how much frozen water they had to pass up to find a puddle for a bath...

Georgia said...

Thanks Jean, they were so obviously enjoying themselves. Some sat for a long time, with their wings akimbo. Julie, I hadn't thought about it, but I see that these are really rather later arriving than some, maybe from even farther north.