Spring is coming!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Rosalind, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Rosalind

    Rosalind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Seriously, I know it's been rough with the most recent Alberta Clipper in the Midwest and Northeast. I know Miss Prissy has been working hard keeping her waterers ice-free. But I swear to you that spring is coming, and I have photographic evidence.

    I just took this picture this morning. This is my backyard, snow coming down like mad. And what is that lovely birdie in the middle of the picture?

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    Why, it's a ROBIN. Yep. For real. 18th Jan 2009, metrowest area of Massachusetts, first robin of spring, looking very annoyed. He was eating from the feeder (about 20 feet out of the frame) when DH went out back with the puppies. He flew over to the maple tree in annoyance, and is sorta hanging out there now.

    Last year the robins started showing up mid-February, and I thought that was pretty early. When I was a kid in PA (yes, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, thank you), you couldn't count on seeing a robin before, oh, March-ish, and that was a whole USDA zone warmer than Massachusetts.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    "Global Warming"...

    That pic almost looks tropical....[​IMG]
     
  3. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SEND that robin up here !....What a beautiful photo !!
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    YAY!!! Thanks for the mid-winter boost! [​IMG]
     
  5. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yay!!! [​IMG] Spring is coming! [​IMG] Spring is coming!
     
  6. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
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    Poor little birdie! But if it means spring is any closer....WOO HOO!

    That is a very cool picture!
     
  7. AilsVonHelson

    AilsVonHelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, cute birdie... If spring doesn't come soon i can imagine the mobs of BYCers at mother nature's door chanting "WE WANT SPRING , WE WANT SPRING!"
     
  8. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure he's alive, he might of gotten caught in an early cold snap last fall and froze to the branch. [​IMG]
     

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