Robins! Has anyone else seen them?

Maude_IA(z5-SE Iowa)February 22, 2005

The neighborhood is covered with robins this afternoon - huge flapping clouds of them. Today is the first time I've seen them this - dare I say it - Spring.

For those who might want to track the flocks, we're in Washington, south of Iowa City.

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koszta_kid(Iowazone 5)

Maude, I'm not far from you. Koszta is 9 miles west of Marengo. I'm ready for any sign of Spring coming.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2005 at 7:51PM
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javern(5a)

tell them Ames has no snow and shud be 46 by sat

    Bookmark   February 22, 2005 at 8:50PM
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sanfan

I'm going to really watch now. I just told my husband this morning I was watching for Robins. Thanks for sharing. Waterloo

    Bookmark   February 24, 2005 at 10:19AM
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dagnee(5)

There are Robins year-round in Des Moines now. I see them in flocks eating the berries off the trees near my workplace all winter long. I suppose there are enough warm places & flowing water in the "Big City" to encourage them to just stick around.
I still can't wait to hear their cheery morning & late evening songs, though!

    Bookmark   February 24, 2005 at 10:35PM
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Iowagal(z4 IA)

Had them here by the MN border since last Saturday (Feb 19) that I know of. That was the first one I saw drinking from my heated water supply. A little earlier than usual.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2005 at 12:35AM
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uicricket(z5 IA)

I saw one in Springdale a few weeks ago taking a bath in a puddle by the road. I always wait for the red winged blackbirds. When you see them sitting on fencepost you know spring is here for sure.

Cricket

    Bookmark   March 3, 2005 at 3:18PM
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uicricket(z5 IA)

On my way home from work yesterday I saw red-winged blackbirds sitting on fenceposts. They seem to be here several weeks early this year. They're a sure sign of spring so I'm getting itchy fingers now.

Cricket

    Bookmark   March 4, 2005 at 12:28PM
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