Happy Spring

May 11, 2023

Our first taste of Winter’s end here in the interior of British Columbia, Canada, is when, at the end of February or very early March I glance from our kitchen window, to see a whole flock of newly-arrived N. American Robins gorging themselves on the withered leftover fruit on our neighbour’s plumtree.

This is the one and only time when Robins group together–for shortly after arriving they split into exceedingly-territorial pairs, the male angrily chasing away any other intruder and assertively claiming his wedge of space by chirping madly away as early as 4 a.m.

All this becomes rather more defiant and shrill once their nest in our red maple sports newborns.

‘Juvenile N. American Robin’ watercolour by Lance Weisser Commissioned by J. Leckie, for his mother
‘N. American Robin, Male’ watercolour miniature by Lance Weisser

9 Responses to “Happy Spring”

  1. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฆ

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  2. Thank you for trekking onto my site and posting this lovely comment!

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  3. These watercolors are so spectacular with this Robin..
    I found your site and let’s follow each other. Anita

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  4. Thank you ‘farbienne’ very much–as a weaver, musician and experimental painter who loves colours, your compliment means alot.


  5. farbienne said

    Wow, the robin turned out great. Such a fine, fluffy plumage. Very beautiful!

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  6. Thank you, Lance. So far, so good in the Spring department!

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  7. You are always so very encouraging and supportive, Liz, and I’m so grateful. I hope you are having yourself a lovely, sun-filled Spring!

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  8. These watercolors are absolutely beautiful! (I enjoyed the robin behavior commentary, too.)

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