autumn robins – tanka

autumn robins on
their trip farther down south stop
for a snack at the
convenience store of my front
yard – crickets the special for
the day – free to all

"Robins" free illustration by John Burroughs, 1876

“Robins” free illustration by John Burroughs, 1876

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary
    Sep 28, 2015 @ 19:06:05

    So sad to think that the robins will be soon flying south. When they are gone, autumn has definitely arrived.


  2. redgladiola
    Sep 28, 2015 @ 21:30:23

    Lovely! We’ve still got a few around. Mostly the juveniles who I guess are still waiting to migrate.


    • kanzensakura
      Sep 30, 2015 @ 16:53:05

      These seem to be a mix – like about 40 of them running around and carbo loading worms and bugs. It was rather surprising to see and hear them. As early as they are heading south, I have to wonder if early cold bad weather is coming.


  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 29, 2015 @ 07:17:24

    Our robins are so different, and you seldom see them leaving.. but every morning i pass a place where geese are resting when passing through, so when I pass they are just getting ready to leave.


    • kanzensakura
      Sep 29, 2015 @ 13:55:17

      We have resident geese all over the place. They come through on a migration and end up staying. Most of the time they are a messy annoyance. One of the main electrical plants found a unique solution to the problem of their messiness and numbers – they adopted a a large puppy from one of the rescue services. Every day and night, one of the workers takes her outside not only for her walk but to encourage her to run and bark and scatter the geese. No harm to the geese and animal was saved. The puppy is loved and spoiled by the workers and has a huge bed in the computer room where there are several workers who are now part of her “pack”.


  4. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Oct 02, 2015 @ 11:56:21

    Wonderful brushstrokes, Toni. Did you happen to have your phone handy?
    Oh dear. I haven’t thought about the robins, but I saw and heard the honking of Canadian geese as they flew in formation overhead. So many don’t go south anymore; maybe these were on their way. :-).


    • kanzensakura
      Oct 02, 2015 @ 17:27:11

      I think there are so many of them and with the climate changes, you either don’t notice them leaving or fewer leave. We have tons of them that come down and stay. We call them resident geese – that is the polite name. 🙂

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  5. macjam47
    Oct 05, 2015 @ 08:51:20

    Love the tanka. I can picture the robins snacking in your yard.


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