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Fri Mar 2, 2018, 04:22 PM

The Robins arrived this week. Just in time for today's Nor'easter.

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Reply The Robins arrived this week. Just in time for today's Nor'easter. (Original post)
In_The_Wind Mar 2018 OP
question everything Mar 2018 #1
elleng Mar 2018 #2
Laffy Kat Mar 2018 #3
sl8 Mar 2018 #4
TeapotInATempest Mar 2018 #5
wishstar Mar 2018 #6

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 04:24 PM

1. Poor guy

Still, I remember some years back in Minnesota, in February, the coldest days, wind chill of -30, or so, and all of a sudden a flock of robins - 4 or 5 - descended on our heated water bath to drink. This is how I found, from DUers, that, yes, there are robins in Minnesota in the winter.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 04:29 PM

2. Sweeet! They are hardy.

Haven't seen any little birds today (but haven't been out, either, 37 mph winds in southern MD.)

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 05:05 PM

3. Hope they hold off on nest-building for a while.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 05:07 PM

4. I hope you're sharing your worms with them. n/t

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 05:10 PM

5. Keeping my fingers crossed for them!

I adore robins and they've been a symbol of hope for me my whole life. I can't wait to see one soon, as I could use a little hope right now!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 05:52 PM

6. Fortunately they gorged themselves on NC holly berries several weeks ago

My dozen large holly trees were laden with berries this winter until hundreds of robins arrived several weeks ago, during an extreme cold spell. For about a week robins feasted until their bellies were huge and they had nabbed every single berry and then they all disappeared heading north. I miss all the frenetic activity, but not the droppings they left behind!

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