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"When the red, red robin, comes bob, bob, bobbin' along . . . " Every time the weather changes, here they come! Their "eat on the go" pattern provides a fascinating yard display.

With scarlet breasts and charcoal backs they came today like jumping jacks and brought our lawn alive. They passed on by the seed in place plus water bath to pace their chase in groups of four or five. I watch one hop through still-green grass ignoring me on every pass to bob head for his food. That oil-well bob to pull with beak the hapless worm into his cheek is uncommonly rude.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 2/3/2016 12:34:00 PM
Allowed me to revisit a memory from my childhood. Great rhyme Cona!
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Cona Adams
Date: 2/4/2016 9:39:00 AM
Mine too, Luaer. When I glanced out the window and glimpsed the yard full of Robins, it reminded me of the song about President Truman. You are probably too young to remember that one. It's fascinating how the same scene may trigger a different memory from each one who enjoys the view. Thanks for the visit.
Date: 12/1/2015 10:36:00 AM
Love the little Robins always Cona, A cute poem from a fleeting sighting!! Best Wishes Kevin
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Cona Adams
Date: 12/1/2015 1:51:00 PM
Thank you, Kevin. Always enjoy visits from other poets. That's why we write, right? Comments are always appreciated. Blessings!
Date: 11/26/2015 7:33:00 AM
Cona, thank you for sharing your poem. Happy Thanksgiving. Love Skat
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Date: 11/26/2015 8:04:00 AM
Thank YOU, Skat A, for reading and commenting. It was one of those "write in five minute" moments, from watching robins bob-head for worms. A Happy Thanksgiving to you too!