A Sabine oddity

I’ll get to the oddity but first a pretty picture.

Let me preface this by saying there are robins right now.  I have never seen so many robins.

I got a few snaps in the dimming light, but these are fairly good.

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Clearly they are flocking before their migration southward. 

It was odd.

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  1. Aine says:

    Stunning pictures. Thanks for posting them.

  2. KK says:

    What a blessing! In the midst of the battle for souls in the muddy trenches of politics, liturgy, et al, God reveals Himself to us in the simplest of forms and puts His servant in exactly the right place and time to present it to us all. Deo Gratias!

  3. Rose in NE says:

    Yes, we have also been noticing large flocks of robins around our home. Winter will soon be here.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures with us, Father.

  4. crusader88 says:

    I don’t know how you have time to take all these pretty pictures, but they’re very good.

  5. Tim Ferguson says:

    Whew, just robbins, I was afraid that the Sabine oddity would be a straw subdeacon wearing a folded chasuble or something…

  6. Carolina Geo says:

    Birds of a feather…

  7. TomG says:

    Hey Fr. Z,

    I live in Columbia, MD (not very far south from you)and was struck early yesterday eve whilst sitting on my deck by the *total lack* of bird sounds. The robins and the Carolina wrens are almost always yapping the fool heads off, but yesterday … nothing.

    I think there ‘s a very, very bad winter coming (at least in the NE and upper mid-Atlantic). Better get back to Rome.

  8. John Enright says:

    Father, I live in Philadelphia (“Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia”) and we have large amounts of Robins throughout the Spring and Summer. I’ve never seen them flock, however. I wonder, is it possible that solitary Robins go to a staging point and then flock? Curious.

    BTW, love the pictures! They keep my blood-pressure in check when reading some of the abuses you report.

  9. Jane says:

    great pictures.

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