Not All Robins Migrate
(Markham, Ontario, Canada)
Robin in a berry bush
One misconception is that Spring has arrived with the first sighting of a Robin. Not all Robins migrate south for the winter.
I've enjoyed photographing birds for a few years now and I've purchased a number of Bird Guides to help in identifying them.
This photo of a Robin was taken in January a couple of years ago in Woodland Trail by the Rouge in Scarborough, Ontario. This was one of a group of 10 Robins.
The week before at Toogood Pond in Unionville and Swan Lake in Markham, I came across numerous Robins while walking the trails there.
Surprisingly even some Great Blue Heron will remain in the winter providing there is open water.
One bird my husband and I had yet to photograph was a Bluebird. Last month my husband was involved in the Rouge Bird Count, and to his surprise saw a number of Bluebirds in Woodland Trail that he was able to photograph.
Sad to say just like Groundhog Day your first sighting of a Robin doesn't necessarily mean an early Spring. He may have never left and stayed all winter.