Thursday, January 5, 2012

Rockin' robin

I had a wonderful welcome home today
from a few of my friends.

 We had been gone for so long I was afraid
they would have forgotten me.

But look who stopped by!












By mid-afternoon, the word must have gotten out 
that I had returned.



 At first, 
there was only one robin.



 Then there were two ...


... that ballooned into four ...


and then,
there was just a huge rockin' robin party going down!


"He rocks in the tree-top all a day long
Hoppin' and a-boppin' and a-singin' the song
All the little birds on J-Bird St.
Love to hear the robin goin' tweet tweet tweet

 Rockin' robin (tweet tweet tweet)
Rockin' robin (tweet tweet tweet)
Oh rockin' robin well you really gonna rock tonight"

~ ~ ~
 I'd like to think they were celebrating
my return.

But, alas, I think they were just enjoying the fresh water.
Now I can't get that darn song out of my head!

As ever,


58 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

either way, the meet-up was kismet! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We saw robins appear by the dozens today! In the tree tops...all over the golf course! I took a few photos but none as beautiful as yours! Enjoy your week! ♥

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ *˚ .ღ 。
*˛˚ღ •˚ ˚.Whatta Welcome!!! Now here's one from me! :-) ˚ ✰* ★
˚. ★ *˛ ˚♥* ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ ˚ 。✰ •* ˚ ♥"

PS: I love the pictures!!!

lisa said...

My goodness, you've got lots of friends here Reena!
LOVE the second image here.
Just beautiful.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

That is very cute. I'm sure they were celebrating.

forgetmenot said...

A party to welcome you home--how nice! I'm amazed at the variety of birds that "showed up" at your door (I guess that would be birdbath). I'm not sure where all our birds have gone (perhaps if I would keep the birdfeeders filled that would help), but they are pretty few and far between right now. I'll bet it is nice to be home. Mickie :)

Hilary said...

What a fine welcome home. :) Our robins appear to be wintering over again this year, too.

Catherine said...

How wonderful to have so many sweet friends to greet you when you arrive home. Fun!
xo Catherine

Sylvia K said...

What a handsome bunch of friends there to welcome you home!! Terrific captures! Now I know what I'll be humming the rest of the evening! Hope your new year is off to a good start! Have a great weekend, Reena!

Sylvia

Woody said...

Man, they were thirsty! Great party!

Debbie said...

if you put out food, they will come and they are oooohhhh so forgiving.

mine were mad at me for about 5 minutes, i put out peanuts and water and we also had a party!!

great captures!!

urban muser said...

glad to see your bird friends were there to welcome you home :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful welcome home!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I love the shot of all the birds on the ledge with the berries framing them. I filled all my feeders up and nary a bird has ventured into my yard in days. Lucky!

Hope 2012 is an amazing year for you!!

Judy said...

I'll have that song in my head all night now (lol).

Kathy said...

Oh, those lyrics brought back memories! I actually danced to them! We have had an abundance of robins recently. I guess our warm temps have attracted them to stay a bit longer. We normally have a few in the spring and then they're gone but this year flocks are hanging around - I guess they found jaybird street!

Oliag said...

I am sure that they are thrilled to have you back! They certainly look happy! Those robins look so pretty against the holly...

grammie g said...

HI Reena...I just love your friends and the way you fixed them up to look special lol!!
Ya I am sure that song will be in my head to...
Grace

Steve said...

Nice work Reena!!

Linda R. said...

Looks like the party is at your house.. Such great photos..

Hugs, Linda

ds said...

She's baaaaack! Those birds know a good gig when they see it. So do you--the photos are wonderful. Thank you.

geetlee said...

Happy new year Reena! Lovely to see all your feathered friends. I love the HDR effect you've given the images. :)

ladyfi said...

Amazing shots! You have the most delightful visitors.

cristina munteanu said...

Great images!You are very lucky to have such friends!
Greetings! >:D<

Claudia said...

I think they were celebrating your return!

xo
Claudia

Amish Stories said...

Those little guys look like they have been sneaking into the refrigerator at night,lol. I dont know how they can stand being out in the cold like they are, that's why I'm giving them a pass on their bird belly's. Richard

Sharkbytes said...

So sweet! The birds sure do brighten our lives.

Daryl Edelstein said...

I wonder what they were looking up at .. keeping an eye out for Mr Hawk I am thinking

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Beautiful series, colors, and birds. :)

Ivanhoe said...

Oh look at all of those busy bodies saying hello to you! Love the vivid colors :)

Sandra said...

beautiful little ones to welcome you home. i like Mr and Mrs Cardinal, so precious.

♥ Lisa RedWillow said...

They are beautiful. I just wish and maybe can still make a bird cafe.
I have the odd bird come.
Love each of these.
Your a bird lover also.
Happy Weekend.

bobbybegood1 said...

You are great! I love this post. Robin is my brother's name. So, of course, he got the heck teased out of him with this song. Beautiful birds. Cheers!!

Madi and Mom said...

Now that was one fine feathered welcome home party.

I bet the resident house cat wasn't quite as welcoming. LOL
Hugs C

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Wow, that's a whole lot of Robins. Sure looks like they were happy to see you. We have a woodpecker that keeps eating the suet I have out but I just can't seem to get a good photo.

latebloomerbuds said...

Who could forget you I ask? Welcome home Reena. Margie

S. Etole said...

Looks like a great party going on!

Beth said...

i love these pics. need to show my mom ... she loves birds. i need to see your trip tick ... these locations you visit are just beautiful places. (:

Ann said...

That was some welcome home bash they threw for you

Country Girl said...

It's better than the song that's been stuck in my head for the past several days. It's so bad I won't even tell you. Ok, if you really want to know, it's Dontcha by Pussycat Dolls. Send help.

My Journey With Candida said...

Your little feathered friends were very happy to see you.

Steve Gravano said...

Wow, what a greeting! Beautiful job.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Gorgeous to see so many birds coming to your place. You host wonderful bird parties!

Pierre BOYER said...

Lovely birds...

Pierre

Jillsy Girl said...

I think #4 overindulged with the bird seed!

Ms. Becky said...

oh you #@$^@#@@. that will be stuck in my head all day long! but thank you for the fun birdie photos. my fave is the 4th - is that a dove? I love the robin shots too. wishing you a year of cheer in 2012 Reena.

CherryPie said...

Such a lovely welcome home :-)

Jennifer Richardson said...

what a grand feathered welcome wagon!
so glad the party wasn't a flop.
beautiful photos...I'm glad you're back too!
thanks for the whimsical share,
Jen

Erin K said...

Aww, they missed you a lot from the looks of their little welcome home party. <3 The best kinds of friends are feathered indeed. Such gorgeous little birds too.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Reena, I'm sure your birdies missed you big time. I love all your yardbirds. I love them all. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Birdman said...

Wow! Those are lots of red breasts!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Reena the last few are lovely to see..

Marcie said...

Love the painterly processing..and welcome back!

Pat Tillett said...

you sure do have some good looking friends!

Mental P Mama said...

I love these!!! They are so happy you can see it!

jennyfreckles said...

What great pictures. It looks just like a party. I like all those cute birds with quiffs - we don't have so many like that.

Joe said...

Nice shot of the Robins. I've been seeing big flocks in the mountain the last couple of weeks.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

What a lovely reunion! I won't see a robin until March or April. :)