A Bit Like Hitchcock

When I walked outside to get the mail yesterday, the leaves of my neighbor’s Dogwood were rustling furiously and an eerie squawking filled the air.  It was all rather

Turns out it was merely a flock of Robins greedily stripping berries from the branches.  Their frenzied movements made picture taking a wee bit challenging, but here are several shots to at least give you an idea of the scene.


All over the tree, Robins were plucking plump red berries (dare I say, blood red berries?) and popping them in their mouths.


Sometimes all I could see were the clusters of leaves shaking, and then suddenly another bird would appear.  I was surprised at how they could eat one berry after another, swallowing each one whole.


Usually they would gobble their food right where they found it, but occasionally they would fly off to dine elsewhere.


They truly were fascinating to watch.


And although Alfred never made an appearance (but wouldn’t it have been Hitchcock-ian if he had!) I’m sure he would have been pleased by the berry picking performance of “The Birds.”


photo courtesy of google images.

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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11 Responses to A Bit Like Hitchcock

  1. Jodi says:

    Wowsie! Look at those robins. Oh dear – I painted one tomorrow for #Draw A Bird Day – and it is not too good….. sharing anyway! You should draw one for tomorrow with us Kathy! C’mon!!! 🙂

  2. Jill Kuhn says:

    Love how the Robins blend with the colors of the tree! Busy birds – lovely photos! 😊

  3. I never knew they liked those berries! How cool! 😀 ooh, I hope you draw a bird, Kathy!

  4. mamaemme says:

    So fun and so colorful! I love robins.

  5. aussiebirder says:

    Lovely pics and story Kathy, it is always amusing when one sees the bush seemingly moving on its own accord. This happens to me when a family of Fairy-wrens get into a small bush. They are very small and brown and hidden inside the bush, but the bush vibrates with life seemingly unassisted. It always sparks an amusing chuckle to watch them deinsecting the bush.

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