Friday, January 20, 2006

Many Happy Returns

I have been very happy this week because squirrels and woodpeckers have finally returned to my garden. I hadn't seen any in months. Then all of the sudden one day, the back yard was back to normal. There was a squirrel hanging upside down from the bird feeder, a downy woodpecker on the suet block, and a host of chick-a-dees in the trumpet vine. The last few months had seemed quite lonely without them.

Another strange thing happened this week. The tree in the front yard was filled with robins and cedar wax wings. I hadn't seen cedar wax wings since we had moved to Maryland, but there were at about five of them in the tree, and a least 20 robins.