Robin (First HEARD singing)

Date: 03/24/2019

Number: 1

Saturday evening, at 7:00pm EDT, I heard a robin make whinny calls. I awaited for the song, but it never happpened. I also awaited for the northern lights, but that was a bust too, but I digress. The next morning I awoke to constant peek calls at 6:00am EDT. I threw on my clothes and darted outside with camera on hand. One, One robin began to sing, in a tree across the road. I took multiple videos, for several minutes, of it singing. You can see the videos on YouTube

You might have to turn the volume up. The robin soon dove out of the tree and flew right at me, to my surprise. It passed within four feet of me and flew into one my crabapple trees. It gobbled some crabapples and flew back to the original tree. Then it peeked for awhile and flew off.

I then executed a nearly clean sweep of the entire village to see what was going on. I got on my bicycle and rode through almost all neighborhoods, some multiple times. There were hot spots of robins. Spoffard Ave., Dolge Ave., and State St. had highly active robins. They were mostly making whinny calls each in their own tree. Singing was occurring near the little league field and the intersection of Spoffard and Main St. The one at the intersection was loud. I also saw robins gang up and chase something away. By 7:30 All bird songs skyrocketed for a time. I noticed particularly the Song Sparrows have arrived. There was also, what I believe was a Merlin, flying around making a racket. By 8:00 most robin calls and singing subsided. I still hear Mr. Robin, ("BY HIMSELF") flying into my crabapple trees, making whinny calls, while I'm typing this report. I did not see multiple robins in my yard.

Dolgeville, NY

Latitude: 43.1 Longitude: -74.8

Observed by: Matthew
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