Signs of Spring...Robins

Malinta, Ohio
March 28, 2008 8:58pm CST
For the past week there has been a lot of robins in my yard. Ever since I have been a child, it has been told to me that seeing a robin in your yard in the late winter/early spring is a sign that Spring is soon to come. Have you ever heard this? Have you seen a robin this year yet? What are some of your signs of Spring in your area?
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• Philippines
30 Mar 08
Hello Sherrir! There was a news that plenty of birds reached our capital city, Manila city, a separate island from ours. Seeing the birds flocked to us this year, I felt its a good news, as I recalled the biblical history after the flood, a bird was sent to check the earth. Birds in flocks are now visiting places! This is rare to us. Either their home habitat was disturbed, but to the place they visited, it is a good sign. We are honored to have them as our visitor for several days.
• Malinta, Ohio
30 Mar 08
What kind of birds were they? Is your seasons the same as ours in the USA?
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
30 Mar 08
I love your views on the world, IslandRose!
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• United States
1 Apr 08
I have been seeing plenty of robins in my area. I have always heard, too, :) that it is a sign of spring. I have also seen lots of buds on trees, and heard a whiporwhil (sp?) I am so ready to get out and on the trails for walking! Are you?
• Malinta, Ohio
2 Apr 08
Jo, I have been walking every day now. Not very far, but walking.
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• United States
15 Apr 08
I'm behind in emails! Wow! Just seen this...I have been walking, too, on the evenings that I don't work. Feels so great! Wanna go fishing???
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• Malinta, Ohio
15 Apr 08
Can't, got shoulder problems
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
30 Mar 08
No Robins here havent seen any since I moved here . we have Doves wrens and ravens and a song bird I thinnk is a mocking bird
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• Malinta, Ohio
30 Mar 08
My dear, how are you feeling? We heard you weren't feeling that well. I hope that everything is alright now and that you are feeling much better.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
30 Mar 08
feeling much better today and if all the meds they have me on work I should be feeling better and better. thanks so much for asking hugs
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
29 Mar 08
I never had a robin here but yes I did hear that expression and it stands to reason, these birds are rarely seen in the winter I think
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• Malinta, Ohio
29 Mar 08
You must have some beautiful birds there, though.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
29 Mar 08
sparrows, pidgeons, and seagulls, are all the birds I see lol
@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I have been seeing Robins since last week. I always get happy when I start seeing them. This has been a long winter, I am looking forward to spring. If only this snow would leave and not keep coming back.
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• Malinta, Ohio
29 Mar 08
Did you have snow the other day? We only had freezing rain here. We have had so much snow this winter, I do not think that I will ever be able to quit pumping the water out of my yard.
@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Yeh, we got alot. We had so much the ground is still covered, even with the sun and warmer temps. It is melting though. The ground is so soggy and muddy, its like quick sand, you sink in it. The snow started around dinner time and snowed all night. We had to have at least 4 to 6 inches of it. We even had some thunder, that was weird. Snowing like crazy and thundering.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
29 Mar 08
That is what I was told when I was growing up...My youngest sister's name is Robin...so we used to call her Bird...*smiles*..I have seen a few of them, and some blue jays, and a squirrel...oh, I almost forgot....we have like a dozen cardinals....
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• Malinta, Ohio
29 Mar 08
I have never seen a squirrel where I live. They have them everywhere in my town. Just not in my neighborhood.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
30 Mar 08
Thank you for best response...
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@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I haven't seen one yet. But it is early in spring, and it is still really cold here. Maybe they are trying to keep warm,lol.
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• Malinta, Ohio
2 Apr 08
You never know. Where are you located? In the US?
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I have not seen any here yet. It is supposed to be in the 50's and 60's all week. They should be seen here soon, I would think. I am sure ready for spring.
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• Malinta, Ohio
31 Mar 08
You would think that you would have them before I did being further south than I am. I have been seeing them since before Easter. I am also ready for spring.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
31 Mar 08
I have never heard of this before. I think robins are pretty to see though. I am glad that spring is coming. I'm just not a big fan of summer.
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• Malinta, Ohio
31 Mar 08
I am not a big fan of summer either. Too much heat.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 08
Here it is when I hear the Birds sing first thing in the morning that tells me that Spring is here Up until last year I had never seen a Robin and I was amazed at the beauty of the Bird I really was He sat on the ground for a while and I was watching him while Gissi was wondering about he was a beauty
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• Malinta, Ohio
30 Mar 08
I think robins are beautiful.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
30 Mar 08
Well, our jonquils have popped up in their lovely bright daffodil yellow! and the iris greenery is emerged and growing.... and I am beginning to see Cardinals everywhere oh and the Swallows are back. In the wee hours of the morning I am hearing the song birds.... but strangely enough I have yet to see my first robin this year.
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• Malinta, Ohio
30 Mar 08
I cannot wait for my daffodils to come up. My tulips are starting up, though.
@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
30 Mar 08
I love robins! I love to hear birds chirping in the morning, and sunlight streaming through the window. Those are some of the nicest memories I have of childhood, just waking up to the crisp sunlight and the sound of birds 'talking' to each other. I have not seen any robins in my part of town, but I have seen them on the other side of town in my parent's backyard. My mom loves to look out the window and see them bouncing around. To me, a sign of spring is when the Bradford pear trees start to bloom. They are everywhere around here! I have one right in front of my apartment building, and the blooms just float off the branches. It's so pretty you don't even mind that is gets in your hair on occasion. : )
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• Malinta, Ohio
30 Mar 08
My feeders have been very busy with chirping birds this year so far. The robins don't touch the feeders. Oh, and my tulips are starting to come up. My tree is starting to bud, also.
• United States
30 Mar 08
We have seen many robins this year. I wonder how they survive this cold weather. Earlier this month I watched a chubby robin as it perched in a crabapple tree and sought shelter from the snow. It looked cold sitting there on that branch.
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• Malinta, Ohio
30 Mar 08
I did a search and did find this about their winter habits. The American Robin is migratory. However, they are not "complete" migrants. That is: not all individuals leave their breeding range during non breeding months. In western New York and all around the Great Lakes Region some Robins remain in this region during the cold months. This is dependent upon available food supply. We see fewer Robins in winter because they are less conspicuous. They flock and these groups prefer rural areas, or areas where there are few people, but available food.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I know Ive been seeing alot of robins in my yard too. I was told the same thing.LOL Another sign is the firsethia bush blooms. Thats the big yellow bushes. They look so pretty.
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• Malinta, Ohio
29 Mar 08
We used to have one in our yard when I was growing up as a teenager. I wish that I had one now to look at.