February Just Got Creepier

February in central NJ is without a doubt the absolute WORST month. Although the days are beginning to get longer, the residual emotion is darkness all day long. We rarely get snow, but if we do, it’s usually a wet heavy mess that turns dirty and lasts forever causing inconvenience – no winter wonderlands here. This particular winter season we have not had any snow. It’s been gray, dreary, with rain and damp the entire season. Not warm enough usually to feel warm, but not cold enough to feel like winter. Almost no sun, just occasional breaks in the clouds. Not especially uplifting. Which is February in NJ. It’s not been a great month for me personally, even ignoring the weather. So imagine how I felt this morning when I heard a noise outside. BC had her face up to the window at the stair landing, staring outside. Birds. Birds all over all the trees around my house. I opened the door to get the paper (which thankfully was on my porch, not on the walk) and the din from the scores of birds grew even louder. Who knew I was living in Bodega Bay?

4 Responses to “February Just Got Creepier”

  1. 1 Deborah Cohn February 11, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Check with Beth— they were in her backyard a few weeks ago. Maybe they flew north to see you next.

  2. 2 Jinjer February 12, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    That happened to me here in Arkansas last week!!!! Are yours robins? Mine was a billion trillion robins. And suddenly, SILENCE, and then they all took off at the exact same time!!!! And then about 3 minutes later they all came back. Never saw anything like it. Haven’t seen them since, but the same thing happened on Christmas day.

  3. 3 ahuva18 February 13, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Not robins. maybe starlings? some little nondescript bird (although I imagine I have now offended birders despite my support of the Audobon Foundation *grin*)

  4. 4 Jinjer February 15, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    I only know the names of a handful of birds. Luckily my Mom has a book I can look up any interesting newcomers.

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