Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lookout Tower

There must be something wonderful about sitting on top of our chimney.  It's nearly always occupied, either by doves, woodpeckers or like today - this robin.  It was sitting up there just telling all the other birds that this was his throne. 

Occasionally a woodpecker will peck on it.  The first time I hear that  I thought the  furnace was having some kind of terrible breakdown.  Then it got quiet.  Then it started again.  Finally I decided that it wasn't the furnace, it was a woodpecker.  I'm glad they like it, I think this property really belongs to them anyway - we're just caretakers.                         Diane

8 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, That Robin is announcing SPRING.... Our Red-bellied Woodpeckers PECK on the top of our chimney also (during mating season).. Drives us crazy since it is SO loud....

Hugs,
Betsy

June said...

I think I saw some songbirds in the garden today. Whoo hoo! I don't think they will be perching on our chimney however. Not with our fire blazing anyway. LOL! It was only 35 degrees here today.
sending hugs

The French Bear said...

Ha ha, I love this photo, what a joy to see these beautiful birds out and knowing that means Spring is coming! Thank you for your words of comfort, I know I should be trying to think of positive things and not dwell on my sister's death but every year around this time it gets so hard......probably has a lot to do with the whole long winter blues too.....but I am truly blessed with such wonderful friends!!!
Did you get brave enough to check out the video....I haven't yet but maybe I will sneak a look!!
Hugs,
Mags

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A Robin anywhere right now is great.He looks quite content up there.

Heidi said...

I would love to hear a Robin sing..It's the magical sound of spring!

Tammy said...

Hi Diane, yes, we should all be caretakers, but some people only care to take. :/ I've tried to catch some of our birds perching but my little camera just doesn't zoom that far. Have a beautiful day. Tammy (tsdailytreasures)

Pondside said...

It's time for us to put out the hummingbird feeders. The air is still chilly, but the birds are starting to come back.

mudderbear said...

That is such a cute story about the woodpecker. He had you going there for awhile, eh?