Even before the flowers open, the buds provide little balls of color. And lots of ants--which might have attracted this guy,
although I suspect he was more interested in all the worms I unearthed as I was working. I don't know if it was the SAME robin following me around all day. All I can say is that every time I looked around A robin wasn't far off, and he had a beak full of worms. We seem to have lots of earthworms this year, and I'm taking that as a sign that our efforts to improve the soil are working.Katie doesn't bother birds foraging around in the grass (maybe because she's used to our parakeets Rocky and Gino). But she's definitely interested in our resident chipmunk. He's way too fast for her, but that doesn't stop her from trying.