Happy Earth Day with happy birdies

Fat robin in a skinny peach tree

Today I celebrated Earth Day by poking around the yard and admiring the birds. The bright blue jays and cardinals are easy to love. The small birds need a closer look, but just the other day I spotted a beautiful little White-Crowned Sparrow, and I could swear I’m still seeing juncos out there. Chickadees are also zipping about and the house finches have discovered the sunflower seeds in the feeders.

The robins I’m not so sure about. They’re good looking, but they’re feasting on the earthworms in the compost I just spread. Look how fat this one is! I think he weighs more than the peach tree he’s sitting in.

He better watch out for the hawk.