05 March 2014

Robins!


Yesterday I saw so many robins, it felt like the end of the Earth. I estimate a more than four dozen robins flying, pecking on the ground, and roosting in the trees. It was so surreal, I had to stop and take pictures.

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  1. I was out birding with a group two weeks ago (here in southern NJ) and everyone was commenting on how many robins there are this year.

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    1. Hello and welcome,Laura,
      A bit of Internet search brings up this web site that explains robins do flock together in large groups in the winter, and roost together at night. Perhaps this winter's unusually cold temperatures brings them together for shelter and food sources. There are many crabapple trees in this area.
      http://www.norcrossws.org/html/robins2.htm

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  2. Maywyn we have a ton of Robins too. They love our Holly trees and sit up there eating.. and seems like they are partying.. such a large group of them!! love,Diana

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    1. Hi Diana,
      Robins nest in the trees out front. I haven't seen them at the holly yet because the view isn't easy to see unless I sit on the porch. I looked around today trying to figure where they are roosting. Nary a bird was in site.

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  3. Maywyn..shall I take it that a flurry of robins is a sign that spring is in the air? I have a friend in Stowe who wrote this morning to say they were heading into -16F..yikes! Blowing a warm wind your way from Saigon.. ;)

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    1. Hello Jeanne,
      The sun beams onto my draperies just as I begin reading your comment, brightens my day. I feel the robins are a sign of spring. I want to go out and put little fleece wraps around them in this cold weather.
      Good thoughts your week is going well

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  4. I saw a group of Robins yesterday :)

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    1. Hi Dee,
      Despite the cold today, it feels like early spring.

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