Cold rain, aggressiveness, for the birds

At 10:30 on a recent morning I looked out my window into my back yard, and what did I see? A robin sitting on a dead branch that had fallen to the ground. It wasn't spring yet, nor warm and sunny; it was in the 50s, and raining.

Before I could get my camera, an aggressive mockingbird scared the robin away. Another mockingbird showed up and they chased each other, then flew away. Mockingbirds are not very nice, are they?

I did not expect a robin that early, but I guess with the severe weather up north, we will be seeing more migrating birds.

Joseph M. Henderson, Augusta