In the early part of winter I had cut a big armful of winterberry branches from the side of the stream and put them out by the birdfeeders. Actually, I had originally put them in the house for a natural Christmas decoration but the cats wouldn’t leave them alone so I ended up putting them outside. They looked pretty out there and I’ve enjoyed seeing them each time I looked out the window; delightful bright red berries.
Look what came to visit yesterday! I was on the couch minding my own business when out of the corner of my eye I saw it fly to the tree by the bird feeder. I said, “What in the world?” I’ve never had a Robin come to the feeders as they don’t eat seed, much less a Robin in the dead of winter on the most coldest of days. I thought maybe it was a curious, sociable Robin and was trying to see what all the other neighborhood birds were doing on my porch.
But it really came to eat the berries.