Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A robin frenzy ...

The first robins of winter descend like drunken paratroopers
- Amber Coverdale Sumrall

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About the last thing you expect to see
in late November are robins.
Well, about two weeks ago my backyard was filled with them.

I have rarely seen any robins in our backyard.  Primarily, they hop around in our front yard.  
Don't know why they are not attracted to my backyard.  
Maybe they are camera shy.
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But on that day as I glanced out my window, about two dozen or so robins 
were busy taking turns drinking from my makeshift bird bath.
I know, not a very fancy one, but they don't 
seem to mind.

I was surprised to see a few starlings among them. 

Guess the robins don't mind keeping company with them.

All were mighty thirsty and spent a lot of time taking turns drinking.
They hung around for a few hours and I was
delighted that somehow they chose to stop at
my place for a break 
from wherever their journey 
was taking them.

Maybe the starlings led them here.
Maybe they are the fledglings 
that I fed this summer.

I'd like to think so.

There were the typical disagreements on who got to bathe when.

But in the end, it all worked out and all was right with the world.

As it should be.

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I used Topaz Adjust's Film Collection Vintage Grunge II on these photos.
I'm having a lot of fun trying out their latest release.
All of these photos were actually o.k. straight out of the camera
but the editing for me is the fun part.
I know some of you would prefer
seeing the originals instead of these edited versions.

I promise to mix it up soon and throw in some SOOC!

Until later friends,

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