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  1. #1
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    Smile Robins in my Crabapple Tree

    Big pot-bellied robins and a flock of juncos and waxwings are woofing down the dried fruits in my crabapple tree by the back deck.

    Is this a sign????!!!
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    OOOhh aren't you lucky! Where are you? I could swear that I've been hearing Robins in the early morning when I do my barn chores - but haven't seen one yet (I'm in WI - central part of the state). Spring HAS to come, right????



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    Our resident mockingbird (who I call "The Sentinel Bird" since he watches over our house) was eating the crabapples from ours, too...I think they're all starving at this point..those things taste NASTY!
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    Maybe a hint of Spring? One can only hope.
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    I too saw a few flocks of robins yesterday. I also saw a lot of robin poo. They're among the nastiest & messiest of the bird species.



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    Robins, nasty? Hysterical and over-emotional, maybe, nasty, no...

    We usually have a few overwintering here, but this year is the first I can remember we have some overwintering right in my neighbourhood.



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    Robins, red-wing blackbirds & eastern towhees have been photographed in NoVA & MD in the last week.

    Hello, Spring!

    Die winter, DIE!
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    Robins are not nearly as messy as barn swallows.... But I saw some robins eating crabapples the day after the snowpacolypse! MUST be a sign!



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    I saw some robins last week in my back yard, too! I cant believe they're this early, but Im trusting that it's a sign for an early spring! We can hope, cant we?!



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    Quote Originally Posted by pony grandma View Post
    Big pot-bellied robins and a flock of juncos and waxwings are woofing down the dried fruits in my crabapple tree by the back deck.

    Is this a sign????!!!
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    Robins, towhees, and alaska robins are active. And the Indian Plums are budding and the bulbs are poking their tiny points through the ground



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    Yep...Robin was loud and clear in our urban backyard yesterday morning!



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    A sign that the weather is messed up. Sigh.

    P.S. -- If you don't want robin poop, you can get bird/pest netting for fruit trees. As crabapples tend to be small, this should be an EASY project.



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