A nice homely bird, in the best sense of that word -- cozy and comfortable, like home.
And an American Robin seems appropriate on this Memorial Day weekend. Which is fortunate, because robins and house sparrows were the only birds in plain sight in the park yesterday; it was the first time I've been to the park since I got back from Iran, and the trees are thick with green now, the birds only a bright glimpse in the gaps between leaves.
But they sang. Oh they sang.