Cold rain, aggressiveness, for the birds

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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

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patriciathomas 04/12/08 - 07:19 am
Global warming in the Augusta

Global warming in the Augusta area attracts the birds from the global cooling being experienced north of the Mason-Dixon. My wooded yard is filled with robins, cardinals and nest building wrens.

DeborahElliott2 04/12/08 - 07:22 am
Mr. Henderson, you obviously

Mr. Henderson, you obviously don't often get ducks in your backyard either, but I have seen a few. Canadian Geese in fact. I also see beautiful hawks, an occasional owl, and a bird I cannot identify but georgious in color.

jack 04/12/08 - 11:20 am
Well, folks, I have a pair of

Well, folks, I have a pair of Cardinals, a bunch of really pretty golden finches, sparrows, and even eight dove in my back yard as I feed them daily. I just wish the mocking bird would not wake me up so damn early. BTW, ducks would be welcom-geese no- too much doo doo.

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