Deignan took this photo during a cold and snowy January blizzard.
His yard has many holly trees that are loaded with fruit. He
19 inches of snow on the ground with temps of 15 degrees;
yet hundreds and hundreds of American robins are in the trees
eating holly berries." Some robins landed on
bushes with holly berries in their beaks. They
during the storm. Twenty robins were on one bush! They don't
mind being together and fairly close. That's because it's winter
and they are not yet territorial.
you see the bird whose feathers are fluffed up to warm the back
of its head? That’s how the bird keeps its brain warm. What
do you notice about where the robins are facing? This
is an important clue to the wind conditions.
word do you think could describe the wind conditions in this
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