The sight of robins around here signals the beginning of Spring. And for a long while, birds are really the only noticeable promise of the warmer season coming.
In January and February, I will usually see lots of them decorating crab apple trees. By the time it gets to April, they will be out hopping around in the fields and parks, presumably worm hunting.
It’s a very gloomy April here right now, but I do love the sight of these birds practically everywhere in the park when it is raining. On dark, overcast days the red of the maple blooms and the robins breasts appear so deep and moody.
I’ve been working on my bird sketches a lot lately. I never thought I would enjoy them as a subject as much as I do. Drawing animals and plants makes me feel so much love for the species.
Anyways, here is my little spring Robin <3