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Discussion in 'Sound Off (MichiganForums.com)' started by Bruce William, Mar 11, 2018.
Saw my first of 2018 today 3/11/2018.
Saw my first yesterday
Saw my first two yesterday as well. A couple of them were fighting pretty good for a few minutes. This was in Kalamazoo.
I saw a male in the backyard about a month ago. It came back two weeks ago to stay and must have brought a couple of friends.
I, and my wife, would say we've had them about a month.
On what I would consider a related point, why was the robin chosen as the state bird if it doesn't want to stay here all winter? Was it to represent the Michiganders that head south for the winter?
Local robins winter at our bird feeders all season.
We've had a few, just south of Flint, for about 2 weeks.
We have a lot of fruit trees and a thick shelter belt, so we have them all year except for the worst winters.
Two weeks ago when it was in the 60's we had a small flock of blue birds checking out the front yard.
About 5 1/2 yrs ago - when I first came to south Georgia - I would see literally thousands of Robins in wintering flocks - but this year - I have seen exactly one Robin about two weeks ago.
The Bluebirds nesting in my front yard have been incubating eggs for about 13 days now.
They never left. I kept trying to shoe them towards Michigan at the end of January but they were having none of that, but, get ready they are in my fields now by the hundreds and they're heading your way..
last week was the first robin that I saw in my yard this spring.
been feeding a large flock of red winged blackbirds for about 2 weeks.
About the only birds I have seen in the last couple days were 2 hawks going into a nest that I am not sure was theirs in a woods right on the side of a highway off ramp.
I haven't been out much but I imagine if I walked the dog (been laid up recently) I could spot one. We get hawks, owls, ducks, and a lot of other birds in my yard in this area of the city, Grand Rapids.
At least this year we are easing into Spring a little easier!
While the kids were on Christmas break, we had a group of 20-30 bluebirds fly in and hang out in a small ornamental tree right by us while we were sledding. I thought it was pretty neat. The kids were more interested in the sledding hill.