Before I even see any of these birds, I always can tell when they are back from their very distinctive chatter and chirps. And I could hear them last week.
They always gather high up in our neighbor's redwood tree.
Yesterday morning my patience was rewarded as I stared up at the tree.
A few of the birds decided to hang out on lower branches.
This one spent time preening its feathers.
And this robin sat in the warmth of the sun as it decided on the direction to fly.