The first report came in last week…my girlfriend who lives about 2 miles away – as the crow flys – said that she saw some robins in her back yard. This was just before the blizzard hit. I thought “No way, she must be mistaken.”
Yesterday we were driving through a nearby town and turned a corner to find 10-20 Robins!!!! I was shocked. Each year one of my absolute favorite spring time activities is watching for the Robins to arrive. In my mind, the arrival of a Robin has always been correlated with spring. I was so pumped!!
As I was ready a post on Facebook a friend said she had seen 50 that morning. Well, this prompted an extensive conversation from numerous people who had also been seeing robins. The earliest was around Christmas! With all of the talk about climate change and the planet growing warmer every year, the Robin sightings have prompted me to be a bit concerned.
So what gives? Has the cold streak in the south chased them back up north? I’ll be very interested to hear more about these sightings and the reasoning behind a spring event that’s occurring during winter. It just doesn’t make sense…I must research, research and research even more as I get to the bottom of this unusual behavior.
Speaking of spring…Don’t miss out on a fantastic Changing of Seasons give-away over at The Beginner Farmer’s Wife. While you are there read about their journey which involves naturally raised heritage meats and true free-range poultry.
Watch soon for a post on my blog which will discuss true free-range poultry.
Welcome to the week-end!!