- Are you a recent migrant from the north? :-) I ask
because when I arrived from NY to SF Bay area over 30
yrs ago that was also my first reaction, then I
realized, Hey! THIS is where they go when they fly
away for the winter!
(and a hint why Ukiah area is so popular right now:
all the lovely red berries on the toyon. mmmmm good if
you're a robin!)
--- mohagan1984 <mohagan@...> wrote:
> I think of robins as a Spring bird, but I seem to beJanet Rosen
> hearing them
> everywhere these last few days around Ukiah.
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- That's because Robins flock in late fall and winter to eat berries and TONS of them
They really aren't a harbinger of spring that we read of in poems; they have become fairly irruptive rather than migratory in their movements during the late fall and winter months and we might see huge flocks eating berries one day, and then they're gone the next, only to have them return again.
In Spring they will pair off and return to their breeding grounds. We might have resident birds mixing with wanderers this time of year- some from much farther north. . .
mohagan1984 <mohagan@...> wrote:
I think of robins as a Spring bird, but I seem to be hearing them
everywhere these last few days around Ukiah.
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