A few days ago I noticed that the robins are back and once again feasting on the seeds from the huge ficus trees in the courtyard where I live. These pretty birds were gone over the winter months when the trees weren't producing seeds. But once the seeds started dropping in late May, the birds were back. I wonder where they went during those winter months.
They are pretty wary of people so I have to sit patiently and take photos with the extra long telephoto. I'm lucky when I can get a good shot.
I think these fellows appeal to me so much because I a grew up seeing robins outside my window while living in Illinois. They were as common as sparrows there. They are quite uncommon in a desert setting so the first time I spotted them two years ago, I was thrilled. They make my happy!