The Birds You Don’t See

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American Robin
American Robin

Even spending a lot of time watching, I’ve learned there is all kinds of bird activity going on in my yard that I never see. We focus on the birds we see, but what about the birds we don’t see?

Just today, as it was getting dark, I happened to glance outside and realized the front yard was full of American Robins. I counted twenty-four, although there may have been more in the darkening yard. The robins were spread out over the whole front yard doing their quick scurry, pause and listen, scurry again dance. The were turning over leaves and excavating here and there, looking for choice insects.

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