Early Robin arrival sign of early spring?

by Kim
(London, Ontario, Canada)

The first Robin of the season has arrived in my yard in London Ontario!


Seems very early.

Is this a sign of an early spring or...?

Hi Kim - in other years I too, have seen North American Robins at this time of year, and just recently I read an article which explained that there are some groups of Robins which don't head south for the winter.

It seems that they may find a reliable source of food late in the fall, such as fruit in the trees, berries left on trees, and they decide to stay.

If I can remember where I read this, I'll post it on here, but I think it was recently in the London Free Press, perhaps two weeks ago.

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