Friday, 1 March 2013

the big one, pause in the weather, and hands

1 The birds are taking turns staking their territory and protecting the black oil sunflower seeds. Today there is an enormous male robin asserting his dominance, or so he thinks. It looks like he is running in circles as he tries to chase off all the little chickadees and nuthatches. Eventually a couple of birds close to his size arrive and they split his attention. He chases one, so the other eats and looks for seeds and worms. 
2 The deluge of rain lets up long enough for us to get a 3km walk done in the morning. 
3 I hear someone has stepped in to lend her a hand. It sounds like she has a new ally and friend who is helping her not with a hand out but hopefully a hand up. 

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