Though he will come to aggravate me in coming months as he chases the little birds off the feeder, I so welcome the first red winged blackbird of the season. Technically, I saw the first a couple of days ago, but couldn’t get a good shot till now. The ladies have yet to show, as they are dallying along the way north, letting the males check out the real estate market. It looks as though this guy has figured out where some good restaurants are, anyway.
The season is less frosty now, but there will be a little more snow and frost, I’m sure, to provide company for my Rimfrost sweater. I should be able to finish the yoke before we hit frost-free weather (mid-May around here), but I am not guaranteeing anything more than that.
Does Rome have red winged blackbirds? If not, they should get some.