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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:10 AM

In just 4 months our orioldes and hummingbirds will return..

They left late August-early September and will return the last day of April thru the first week of May.

Can't wait to see them.

Robins might make an appearance late this month or in February. It varies.

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Reply In just 4 months our orioldes and hummingbirds will return.. (Original post)
fadedrose Jan 2013 OP
GentryDixon Jan 2013 #1
fadedrose Jan 2013 #2
GentryDixon Jan 2013 #3
fadedrose Jan 2013 #4
bvar22 Jan 2013 #5
fadedrose Jan 2013 #7
Curmudgeoness Jan 2013 #6
fadedrose Jan 2013 #8
Curmudgeoness Jan 2013 #9
dbackjon Jan 2013 #10
mlauer59295 Jan 2013 #11
Trascoli Feb 2013 #12

Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:40 AM

1. Robins showed up last week

in Utah. I had one scolding me from the crab apple tree.

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Response to GentryDixon (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:16 PM

2. He was asking you to go and get some grapes for him

or raisins.

"My" robins show up on my patio as soon as they arrive because they've been getting grapes here for years. I love robins. They are almost human. When they hear the patio door open, all of a sudden they show up.

And when they have nested, they take grapes to the babies...red, green, purple, doesn't matter.

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:25 PM

3. I am not too fond of Robins.

A few years ago I had a male (I assume) Robin who stalked me. He would come up to my glass in the sun room and peck at it and make the biggest racket. If I closed the louvers, he would find another spot to look inside. He was a real nuisance. It lasted most of one spring, so that was when I decided I could do without them.

The Robins get their berries from a tree in my yard that normally feeds the Bohemian Waxwings. The Waxwings have changed their migration pattern in the last few years, so I don't see them too often, which is unfortunate, as I loved seeing them come in for sustenance.

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Response to GentryDixon (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:39 PM

4. I have the waxwings come too, and the robins

The waxwings are the most acrobatic birds I ever saw. They put their bodies in such weird positions to get to a difficult serviceberry.

The robin wasn't stalking you I'm sure. He saw his reflection in the glass and either wanted to make love or fight with another robin.

What I did was to put a little sticker, say the size of a stamp, on the OUTSIDE of the window and he'll stay away. I have a few stickers on my patio doors as well. Nothing you do inside will help keep him away short of tapping on the glass.

The robin is my favorite bird because when I call them or clap, they come.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:43 PM

5. We spotted a pair of robins last week...

...here in Central Arkansas.
We both commented that that seems waaaaay early,
but they know more than us.
Spring was so early last year that we were caught unprepared.

We will be expecting our Hummingbirds back in 4 to 6 weeks.

BTW: It is helpful to mention your location in posts like this.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:45 PM

7. Sorry, I ought to know better....Michigan

in the thumb, where the St. Clair River begins from Lake Huron..

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:35 PM

6. That's the spirit!!!!

I hate winter, and my mother always did the same thing-----kept saying it is staying light longer every day (really???), and that spring was right around the corner. Thanks for those memories, and reminding me that winter will not last forever.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:47 PM

8. At the end of summer, can't wait for winter..

tired of cleaning flower beds & raking leaves...peace at last...

But peace is cold, too cold. Your mom felt the same way, I bet.

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:53 PM

9. Oh, you have no idea.

With all the trees in this little yard, the leaves are unbelievable. She always bitched about them.

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Response to fadedrose (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:00 PM

10. I am fortunate that my Hummingbirds never leave

Always letting me know when the feeder is empty.

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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:43 AM

12. yup, I seen Robbins too a month ago.

 

A flock of them flew my brothers yard out in the country, pecked on some berries then flew off. Havn't seen them since. Very very early for them around here.

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