Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Robin Food

So much for the birdfeeder: The guy at Wild Birds Unlimited said that robins don't eat seeds this time of year. They are mostly bug eaters (ok, so there is a reason to like robins), although they eat some seeds in summer and fruit in the fall and winter. If I want to feed my robin with the funny wing, he suggested that I plump up some raisins by soaking them in water, then put them on a board where the robin can get them. And I would have to do this every day. Hmmm. I think I will resign myself to letting nature take its course. I know the robin can fly, so maybe he will find enough fruit to get himself through the winter until the bugs start appearing in the spring.

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