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Early spring or confused robin?

Wednesday, January 01, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

SooToday.com has received the following letter and photo from loyal readers in Havilland Shores who tell us a tale of a robin they've been seeing. Perhaps a sign of hope for spring or perhaps a poor robin has had it's instinct to migrate frostbitten. 

Either way, we thought our loyal readers would enjoy a nice picture of outdoors today while they huddle indoors to avoid the bitter chill outside.

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Hello from Havilland Shores. 
 
We've been watching this bird for about a week.
 
It flies in with a flock of Cedar Waxwings at around 9:30 a.m. and they land in the Mountain Ash trees and eat the berries.
 
We thought we were seeing things but have watched it through binoculars for several minutes at a time, at different angles and it appears to be a Robin.
 
Spring can't be far behind.
 
Doug and Joanne
 
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kamen 1/1/2014 5:45:09 PM Report

Maybe this robin was raised as a waxwing or something? Either way hopefully an early spring.
K FINLAYSON 1/1/2014 6:29:25 PM Report

I saw one today in my mountain ash tree on 3rd Line. I reported a similar story on Sootoday several years ago. I think if they can find sufficient winter supply of berries, they will stay.
Sunnidelight 1/1/2014 6:59:36 PM Report

Wow, if it hangs around in this weather much longer it is going to turn into a frozen turkey!
highway1 1/1/2014 7:04:18 PM Report

Sign of spring for sure.
Good bye winter!
pony 1/1/2014 7:33:00 PM Report

Robins frequently spend the winters here.If there is sufficient food, they see no need to migrate. Our neighbour's mountain ash was filled with both robin's and waxwings a few days ago. I have seen many over the years.
I'm In 1/1/2014 10:27:25 PM Report

The temperature is forecasted @ +1 cel. on Sat Jan 4th (not sootoday's forecast), so maybe the Robin knows what is coming.
S.M.A.R.T. 1/2/2014 1:23:57 AM Report

I just hope that robin red breast stays well.
thought 1/2/2014 10:28:58 AM Report

Thank you for the picture...how lovely!
shine 1/3/2014 6:41:40 PM Report

Fingers crossed for an early spring...
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