Thursday, March 24, 2011
Robin-Early Bird Gets Worm
The Robins seem to have arrived en mass a little early this year, but last week almost all the early migrators arrived within a few days. Red Winged Blackbirds, Sand Hill Cranes, Great Blue Herons, Grackles, Fox Sparrows, Wood Cocks, are just a few of the ones I saw.
But this snow and cold weather will test some survival skills.
The first and strongest migrants that arrive get first pick of the best territories, so this Robin is willing to put up with some cold weather for a choice space.
But this is a case where I think the early bird-in this case the early migrating Robins, really did get the worm! Or at least tried and dropped it later.