Quote of the day:
“… then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
– William Wordsworth
Forage in March for:
Cleavers, Dandelion flowers and leaves, Gorse flowers, Ground Elder , Hop shoots, Alexanders, Primroses, Wild Plum blossom, Sweet Violets
I didn’t know what a haw might be. Once I looked it up, the name of the tree we call ‘possumhaw’ made sense. It’s full of bright, red berries that the birds do love. I’ve never heard of a fieldfare, either, but I see from its scientific name that it’s in the same genus as our robin (which is, of course, different from your robin).
It looks quite a lot like your robin too, doesn’t it? Fieldfares come over to Britain from the Scandinavian countries in Oct/Nov looking for more berries/food. They tend to form large flocks and when I walk our dog down the hawthorn-lined alleys they fly up as we approach, shouting quite loudly. It is like a mexican wave all the way along. I looked up Possumhaw too, which is an Ilex I see. The haws I meant are in fact from Crataegus monogyna (sadly without possums!)
He does look a bit grumpy! 😉
Great metamorphosis! 😀
Haha! Great post. Hard to tell which one I like the best.