Robin (WAVE seen)

Date: 01/10/2022

Number: 200

I noticed several robins perched in our spruce tree windrow early in the morning. Also had multiple observations of mini-flocks (20-30 birds) birds migrating along the shore of Rollo Bay during the day flying at several hundred feet, all heading west. This is the third year that I have spotted large numbers of robins on the eastern tip of PEI in early to Mid-January.

[Report moved from Robin (OTHER Observations) to Robin (WAVE seen) by Journey North and additional comments contributed by observer, 01/19/22]:

I discovered detailed reports as far back as the early 1900’s documenting winter Robins in the Maritimes. More recently, there are a number of local stories about Robins on their (late) southern migrations from Labrador, Newfoundland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia flying across the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Northumberland Strait to the eastern tip of PEI in December to January With their diet switching to tree fruit during the winter, I think the heavy concentration of Mountain Ash trees along farm field boundaries provides an excellent source of energy and nutrients.

Souris, PE

Latitude: 46.3 Longitude: -62.3

Observed by: Stephen
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