Grunge – Robin (II)

I spent the entire wintry day of storm Darcy bird gazing, feeding the them, breaking the ice on their water and photographing these beautiful winged creatures braving the storm and the snow. They have no other choice. Such strength in such fragile bodies. I marvel at their existence. Every single day. Observing. Listening. Learning. Unlearning.

Previous post and introduction to the ‘Grunge series’
‘Grunge – Robin; “the wind bloweth where it listeth” (I)’
Excerpt: “It was freezing cold and the air full of whirling snowflakes. Some settled on the ground and collectively created a thick layer of white, others whirled on, sideways, towards unknown destinations…

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6 Replies to “Grunge – Robin (II)”

  1. Rachael says:

    Beautiful Hanne. I keep forgetting to break the ice…

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    • Thank you, Rachel.
      I’ve never done so either, but watched how they tried to drink and realised how much they needed it in such cold weather.

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      • Rachael says:

        You might be able to answer this. Why did the songbirds disappear during the snow time? I was quite worried. Either they were dead or just sheltering. They have come back though…

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        • I actually can’t answer unfortunately. During the coldest spells of frost and snow has been when the birds here have been most active. They were ravenous, so I interpret that as they’re struggling to keep warm and fed enough during hard frost and snow. I feed them during the winter months. And they are aware of this, however during the cold weather, they were literally waiting for me. A blue tit almost landed on my hand to eat, the robins would come close and let me know I should have come ou sooner, the chaffinches and goldfinches would sit in wait high up in the tree tops, a female black bird would come close too and the great tits would almost land at the peanut feeder as soon as I put it up. I take it that they definitely need a bit of help when everything is frozen and covered in snow. On milder days, they’re there, but eat much less and are more relaxed. So perhaps, they were either flying further away to find food? Or didn’t survive?

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