Robins Have Left The Building, (And Our Area)?
by John Jarvis
(Tichborne, Ontario, Canada)
Below is a post from one of our readers ... if you also noticed the absence of Robins last summer, please comment below.
John Jarvis said ... Here is a post I put up on Facebook as it seems that robins have left south eastern Ontario way too early this year (2017) ...
"Have You Seen This Bird?
Robins are not only the 1st sign of spring, they sing very loudly every morning starting just before daylight from spring until it gets really cold, ... until this year?
The 2nd week of July I was cussing them out for waking me up BEFORE daylight, and a week later they completely disappeared. Not only are they not around in the mornings, they haven't been coming out to dig for worms after a rainstorm.
It's way too early for them to have flown south.
Did Ontario's tornadoes blow them away?
Did some of the smoke come in from the B.C. fires and drive them out?
Is there a new type of bird in this area that's driving them away?
Is the air in this area turning toxic?
Has anyone else noticed them missing?
Is it just around my house?
Is it just in the area of Central Frontenac?
Is it all of Ontario?
Is it all of Canada?
Lots of finches and other birds around, it's only the robins that seem to be AWOL!
How would I find out about this...Ministry Of Natural Resources?
Let me know if anyone else has noticed this strange occurrence. Share this post and see if anyone out there can come up with an answer".