I have written here before about the yearly visitation by a large flock of robins. They often arrive around new year's, but this year, in the rain, they arrived yesterday. We saw a very large flock during our morning walk... they are more numerous than ever before, though individually, the birds look a little thin (perhaps from sharing the resources among a larger flock).
I rushed home to put out more seed in the backyard, but as of this morning, they hadn't discovered the feeder or the tree full of juicy holly berries that they so enjoy. There must be a hundred of the beautiful birds... they are circling the neighborhood and decorating the trees as the last of the leaves fall.