When they aren’t happily hopping across the lawn, they are assembled in trees looking for dinner. Bruce heard the birds in song and when he looked was rewarded with a sea of red-breasted Robins! “The Mountain Ash attracts all the berry loving birds including robins - especially this time of year (when worms are scarce LOL!) These are my first robins of the year. We had a mild winter in Grande Prairie with less snow than in recent years, but enough to keep the shovels busy”. Aren’t robins one of the first signs of spring? They sure are. The males arrive about a week before the females, and when the females fly in, they immediately begin building the nest.
DID YOU KNOW? You have most likely seen a robin cocking its head to the side toward the ground. It “looks” like he’s listening for the worms crawling under the ground, but really he’s watching the ground for the tiny movements that would indicate a worm is moving close to the surface. After mother robin has created an architectural masterpiece made of mud, grass and twigs – she’ll lay 3 or 4 blue eggs. It takes about 2 weeks for the eggs to hatch, and then after another 15 days – the little ones turn their parents into empty nesters.
FRESH AIR PHOTOS ARE EVERYWHERE, OUT THE BACK DOOR – & DOWN THAT UNBEATEN PATH . DON’T DELAY, SNAP AND SEND TODAY.