There were robins everywhere. The ground was frozen solid but they were pecking around on it.Anywhere that there wasn’t snow there were robins. Later in the afternoon they began gathering in the trees. I gave up counting at 147 because they had begun moving from tree to tree. The next day they had moved several houses down but were still in the neighborhood. Two days later the polar vortex arrived and the robins left. We got a total of approximately 12” of snow over the next 10 days .In that time I saw 1 robin flailing around in the snow in my yard. He was attempting to walk on top of it and kept breaking thru the thin crust and sinking to his belly in the snow.
The past two weeks I have had 1 robin. This morning I saw 2 and heard another so they may be back in “normal” spring numbers.
Battle Creek, MI
Latitude: 42.4 Longitude: -85.1
Observed by: Nancy
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